31 Jan '17, 10am

The ethics of #driverless cars – or how to stop the killer robots https://t.co/wXYzMfnhKp

The ethics of #driverless cars – or how to stop the killer robots https://t.co/wXYzMfnhKp

With driverless cars becoming a reality and rolling out in trials around the world, it is now that the ethical and liability issues of autonomous vehicles are becoming more apparent. Engineers have actually been wrestling with these ethical dilemmas for many years as part of developments in driverless car technology. The practical challenges for a fully driverless car derive from the liability issues created when an accident happens. Until that is resolved, the vehicles will not be insured and so cannot be used on the public road. This is different from the current semi-autonomous modes such as Tesla’s Autopilot beta software that still requires a human driver to be in control of the vehicle. If an accident is the fault of a human driver, the liability is clear. But when a driverless car is designed to follow the clearly defined rules of the road can this vehicle be shown ...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/ethics-driverless-c...

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