Justin, Google has already logged over 200,000 miles autonomously with zero accidents. So if accidents fall from 33k+ per year to say 5k per year due to equipment failure, does that mean the new system is bad? Sure the manufacturers will bear the burden, but you have to concede that it will be an improvement in safety. Sounds like you are just having issues dealing with the loss of control, but honestly, there are many out there who shouldn't have that control - which is why safety WILL improve in an autonomous driving society.
Until machines take over, of course.