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A computer isn't capable of being distracted, and can multitask to a far greater degree than a human - and on more relevant things. A computer won't be mixing driving with what it's having for dinner, wondering why their spouse hasn't text back and thinking about changing the radio station.Just like the computer
If a computer makes what we'd consider a "mistake" it's more down to misinterpretation. A computer can make an error based on processing the wrong kind of data, and it can fail to operate based on some kind of glitch, but it won't really make a "mistake" in the same way a human driver would.Computers also aren't immune to mistakes all the time
The high-profile fatal accident involving a Tesla on autopilot wasn't a "mistake" by the system, it was a lack of programming allowing it to deal with a particular situation. The recent incident where an autonomous bus was involved in an accident on its first day of operation wasn't a "mistake" - the mistake was made by the driver that crashed into it, whereas the bus lacked the programming that would have allowed it to account for another driver's mistake (reverse out of the way, in this instance).
Notably, these are all areas where AVs can be improved upon, whereas the average human driver is unlikely to change.
This is, to all intents and purposes, impossible.So all that is needed is for the person to decrease his distractions as much as possible to at least being able to do excellent on almost all evasions on critical situations on the road
I consider myself a fairly competent driver and I mitigate potential flaws and distractions to ensure I drive to the best of my own abilities - I never make or take phone calls, or text, or eat when I'm driving, and most of my driving over the last decade or so has been in the arena of either economy or performance driving, both of which put emphasis on things like observation and correct operation of a vehicle.
But in the past and almost certainly in the future I've misjudged situations on the road and been distracted by things. I'm sure similar applies to even the best drivers on the planet, so the chance of the average, disinterested driver getting to a level that they're able to cope with every situation presented to them is overwhelmingly unlikely.
The unfortunate thing is that autonomous cars probably won't entirely skim the bottom layer of worst drivers off the roads, because there are plenty of terrible drivers who will still want to drive themselves.