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Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People?


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#31 shozilla

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:48

Really? I thought the most popular cars in USA were all automatics :p

 

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#32 Praetor

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 23:22

That reminds me of the mythical Quake match. A person set up a Game of quake with all A.I. bots and after 4 years they all decided the best winning strategy was not to play at all. Link

 

wargames much?



#33 shockz

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:44

The day I am only able to purchase a driverless car is the day I stop driving. There are some things that should just not be automated.



#34 bb10

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:09

The day I am only able to purchase a driverless car is the day I stop driving. There are some things that should just not be automated.

Well that's pretty obvious, isn't it? You will stop driving because the car will be driving you! :D



#35 SierraSonic

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:12

I'd like a car to think like me, self preservation.



#36 gdodson

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:18

I don't see how this would even pose a problem. Most collisions are caused by driver error which an automated driver would eliminate. Mechanical failures probably don't directly cause many collisions, but a driver overcorrecting would. It seems likely that automated vehicles would also have better diagnostics for things like worn out brake pads and would prevent the vehicle from driving before being serviced.



#37 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:36

I don't see how this would even pose a problem. Most collisions are caused by driver error which an automated driver would eliminate. Mechanical failures probably don't directly cause many collisions, but a driver overcorrecting would. It seems likely that automated vehicles would also have better diagnostics for things like worn out brake pads and would prevent the vehicle from driving before being serviced.

true, but any annual inspection on modern cars that fail the inspection are usually due to sensor failure, and nothing actually being wrong with the car itself, so one could theoretically argue that the computer could detect a sensor failure as a mechanical failure (ie a tyre or some other random loss of control failure) compensate for it, and cause a collision in that way..