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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Christoph von Hugo doesn't understand the law...

"Christoph von Hugo, Mercedes' manager of driver assistance systems and active safety, recently told Car & Driver that its self-driving vehicles will prioritize the safety of passengers over the safety of pedestrians."

The safety of the passengers is *already* prioritised over that of the pedestrians, due to the passengers having a safety cell that meets crash standards. If Mercedes uses an algorythm that causes a self driving car to steer towards a pedestrian *knowing* that it is a pedestrian, then "Dieselgate" is going to look like small change.

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