Save the driver or pedestrian? Such robot car dilemmas are folly

2019-03-06 04:03:16

Getty A car is driving when suddenly everything changes. The choice is stark – plough ahead into a pedestrian or swerve and slam into a wall. It’s a nightmare scenario. Who should die, passenger or pedestrian? This is the kind of dilemma that is being increasingly considered as machines arrive that will take split-second decisions for us. Autonomous vehicles are of particular concern to many people. Heavy and potentially fast, they must mingle with the human world and make choices that may result in injury or death. “For the first time in history,