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

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Raa    1,405

It is nice to think so but one can never really say for sure until they are in that situation. Self preservation is very a powerful instinct.

But the robot is making the choice, not myself?

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+The Evil Overlord    17,402

But the robot is making the choice, not myself?

one could assume, (like in an aircraft cockpit) the driver can override the computer simply by taking the controls

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Nashy    1,291

I'd rather just drive myself.

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TAZMINATOR    11,893

one could assume, (like in an aircraft cockpit) the driver can override the computer simply by taking the controls

 

Yup.

 

You can turn auto-drive on/off. Like you all have seen some movies such as Demolition Man.

 

I wouldn't buy a car if it does not have on/off switch for auto-drive.

 

I like to drive manually.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,402

Yup.

 

You can turn auto-drive on/off. Like you all have seen some movies such as Demolition Man.

 

I wouldn't buy a car if it does not have on/off switch for auto-drive.

 

I like to drive manually.

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

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TAZMINATOR    11,893

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

 

:rolleyes:

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Praetor    987

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?

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shockz    2,944

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.

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bb10    18

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

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SierraSonic    530

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

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gdodson    24

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.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,402

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..

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