Lenny B. Robinson, the “Lamborghini Batman” who dressed as the Dark Knight and visited children in hospitals with his black Gallardo, was killed in a car crash along in Maryland last night, according to news reports. He was
However rare incidents like the singular Autopilot crash are, high-profile cases like this, coming at the wrong moment, have the potential to derail both regulatory progress and market adoption of self-driving cars. That may not be a perfectly rational calculation. But the failure of human beings to make perfectly rational calculations is exactly why we’re trying to get them out of the business of driving in the first place. Irrational animals have no business behind the wheel.