Self driving cars work by making assumptions about the world around them. This time it was in error, and the human observer - making the same assumption - didn't stop the vehicle to prevent an accident.
But the real important thing here is that they could analyze the crash (and thousands of variations on it) to prevent a similar accident from occurring. Unlike human drivers, which will cause the same accidents over and over, self-driving cars can learn not to repeat past mistakes.
I grew up on those things but now I'm an adult and those things don't interest me anymore. That's fine if you enjoy nostalgia but really, there's so much more to the world and even movies that's more interesting than my childhood entertainment.
Because if it's in the public domain, then what they're doing is not infringement, so those rules don't apply.
And giving them a taste of their own medicine only justifies the law and the outrageous fines. It won't make them want to change it. That's how they want the law even if it bites them from time to time.
Actually it's what happens when one video service dominates the field. There should be a mass exodus away from Youtube because of their policies, but there are few places people can go and get their fanbase to follow them.