Several U.S. senators got to cross the Potomac River in self-driving cars earlier this week and lived to tell about it.
The demonstration rides were a prelude to a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the future of self-driving cars, and the government’s role in seeing that this technology advances in a safe manner. Here are five takeaways from the hearing:
Human drivers only make self-driving cars less safe
That’s the lesson Google Inc. has learned from its seven years of testing of autonomous…