Under German law, self-driving cars must be programmed to avoid human death at all cost. This means the car is allowed to destroy property, accelerate beyond legal speeds, and hit animals to avoid hitting a human.
Since 2017, when Waymo, began testing self-driving vans in Chandler, Arizona, Police have responded to dozens of calls regarding people threatening and harassing them. People have thrown rocks at Waymos, slashed a tire, chased them, tried to run them off the road and aimed a gun at one of them.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is used to train the artificial intelligence in self driving cars due to its photorealistic graphics and its ability to produce a wide variety of realistic driving situations.
A self-driving truck by Daimler has been approved to drive on Nevada’s highways. A camera can see 100 meters of markings on the road ahead, radar monitors the road up to 250 meters ahead to spot other vehicles. (A human must be behind the wheel if the automatic controls fail).