‘Driverless’ Cars Will Kill Your Floridian Grandmother
Election season is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing: barely factual ads attacking incumbents and scaring the elderly.
The most recent and egregious example comes courtesy of the Committee to Protect Florida, a PAC which is attempting to unseat Florida freshman house member Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg).
Brandes sponsored HB 1207, which would legalize the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state. The “Vehicles with Autonomous Technology” bill is pending before the Florida legislature, but that’s as far as the facts go in this 30-second spot.
The scare tactics are apparent right out of the gate, purportedly showing a Toyota Prius tooling around a sleepy neighborhood sans-driver, nearly taking out a walker-equipped Grandma in the process.