“It’s important to note that not many consider when they jump into the driver’s seat, but may often be considered subconsciously. In a self-driving car, people give the responsibility of their lives to the vehicle. Allowing this release of control requires a much higher level of trust in the autonomous car than in a human-driven one. Convincing human beings to build trust in their car (especially if they are using an unfamiliar car from a shared car provider) can be difficult.
But let’s take a step back. What if we thought of the car as a humanlike companion rather than a cold-blooded machine? Building trust in a human-human relationship can be complex and sometimes requires a lot of time, but there are key humanlike qualities that can also be attributed to the human-machine relationship…”
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