Re: Not a problem solved
"What happens when an autonomous car is approaching an accident and only has a choice between mounting the pavement and possibly killing many pedestrians, or going into the accident and killing the driver?"
That is more of a philosophical question. Is the car a slave to it's master or is it programmed to be a slave to humanity?
However, the chance of you ploughing into an accident will be much, much lower as the sensors will constantly be monitoring for possible accidents and braking times and should be able to react far quicker. Even if it a is a freak accident that couldn't be foreseen then the car should fare much better than a human who will have no time to think perfectly logically and will probably just plough at high speed into the pedestrians killing themselves in the process.