Suppose for a moment we are already at the point that self-driving cars are standard on our roads and the overwhelming majority of Americans use them to get around.

Now imagine that one day, some of those self-driving cars (not all, but some) went haywire and killed five dozen people while injuring ten times as many.

Do you think Congress would immediately have hearings on the use of autonomous vehicles and rush to pass legislation about how to make them safer and less likely to end human lives?