Which can fly closer to the sun a paper airplane or F-16? Doesn't matter right? Same issue here.
You make the assumption using public shadow/safety driving is tenable and the deaths that result are for the greater good. None of that is true. Not even remotely.
It is impossible to drive the one trillion miles or spend over $300B to stumble and restumble on all the scenarios necessary to complete the effort. In addition the process harms people for no reason. This occurs two ways. The first is through handover or fall back. A process that cannot be made safe for most complex scenarios, by any monitoring and notification system, because they cannot provide the time to regain proper situational awareness and do the right thing the right way, especially in time critical scenarios. The other dangerous area is training the systems to handle accident scenarios. In order do that AV makers will have to run thousands of accident scenarios thousands of times. that will cause thousands of injuries and deaths.
The solution is to use aerospace/DoD simulation technology (not gaming tech) and systems safety engineering for 99.9% of this.
All the Autonomous Vehicle makers combined would not get remotely close to L4
Using the Real World is better than Proper Simulation for Autonomous Vehicle Development — NONSENSE
Simulation Gaming Engines cannot get you to a legitimate L4 Autonomous Vehicle
My name is Michael DeKort — I am a former system engineer, engineering and program manager for Lockheed Martin. I worked in aircraft simulation, the software engineering manager for all of NORAD, the Aegis Weapon System, and on C4ISR for DHS.
I am a member of the SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving Validation & Verification Task Force and was recently asked by SAE to lead an effort to establish a new Modeling and Simulation Task Force.
I am a stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines.
I have also been presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award and am on the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee (AI&ASPC)