I just updated my post on thoughts on issues related to possible liability for accidents involving automated or self-driving cars (see below). The topic has been in the news lately because tragically a man driving a Tesla Model S in Florida recently became the first self-driving car fatality. Apparently the car failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor trailer from the bright May sky and did not apply the brakes.
As you would expect, the story has generated a lot of attention. Here are some links:
TortsProf blog, citing CNN
NPR (4 minute podcast)