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Kill animals and destroy property before hurting humans, Germany tells future self-driving cars

tfewster Silver badge
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Re: Who

> But does it prioritize its passengers?

One could argue that that would be unethical - They chose to ride in the killing machine, the other party is deemed to be innocent.

Car comes round a blind bend to find a human standing in the road - crash into the wall or kill?

Car comes round a blind bend to find another auto-car coming the other way (with passengers) - crash into the wall or kill?

Traffic lights broken, both cars think they have right of way - crash into the wall or kill?

Add black ice, oil on the road, "invisible" trucks and other undetectable hazards, and even the best driver or computer will get caught out eventually. So Asimovs Third law applies - the car should sacrifice itself (its airbag-protected contents are at lower risk anyway)

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