A simple challenge here is that Google, Volvo, Uber etc are all trying to make the technology fit the world as we know it today?
There is a wealth of public information or comment on the potential benefits, applications, and risks measured against current knowledge.
Should we also be considering how we change the environment so that the risks arising from autonomous vehicles are reduced through separation or other? This may be a harder debate than simply hoping we can work around any short comings of AI working reliably in the environment of the average Australian roadway.
I’d hoped to support this observation with related research however it is very sparse and indirect except for a Blade Runner inspired future.