What this article misses about ethical decision making for autonomous vehicles is that there doesn’t need to be only one right answer to ethical dilemas.
Currently human drivers make different decisions when faved with similar ethical dilemas. For example, hit a wall kill car occupants or hit and kill pedestrians. Different people react differently in that situation and there are consequences both moral and legal. Autonomous cars don’t need to have the perfect solution before we put them on the road. Users or owners just need to be held accountable in the same way they are now.
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