Re: Gotta agree with BMW here
"given Google and Ubers current attitude to regulations"
One major difference is the big software businesses like Google, etc, have never had to write or certify safety-critical stuff.
Just now they hare playing at testing cars on the road but at what point is it all going to be subject to the sort of analysis, testing and approval that companies that write for aircraft systems, etc, have to do? And if not, why not? Why should a motorised object that are more than capable of killing and maiming be programmed by the sort of folk who write web browsers that randomly fall over with "Opps!" messages and they think its ok?