Last month’s fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona has raised plenty of questions about the safety of this technology. And this issue is particularly magnified in Washington State because of an executive order Governor Inslee signed last year that allows autonomous vehicle testing in Washington by companies that “self-certify.”

Sightline Senior Fellow Daniel Malarkey, in a guest op-ed piece in the Seattle Times last week, expressed the need for the right public policies in Washington, including objective safety standards.

  • In the wake of that piece’s publication, Daniel appeared on Q13 to further discuss the issues surrounding the safety of autonomous vehicles. The first segment is below:

    The rest of Q13’s report is below: