To crash or swerve? Study reveals which actions taken by self-driving cars are morally defensible

A crash by one of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s self-driving cars earlier this year resulted in the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The incident highlighted the challenges technology companies are facing in developing software that can adequately detect and respond to hazards in the road and immediate surroundings. The vehicle could have come to a complete stop in three seconds but did not employ emergency braking until 1.3 seconds before impact. Should emergency braking have been the default action taken immediately following the detection of roadway hazard?

To crash or swerve? Study reveals which actions taken by self-driving cars are morally defensible

A crash by one of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s self-driving cars earlier this year resulted in the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The incident highlighted the challenges ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

To crash or swerve? Study reveals which actions taken by self-driving cars are morally defensible, Wed 10 Oct 18 from Science Blog

To crash or swerve? Study reveals which actions taken by self-driving cars are morally defensible, Tue 9 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

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