Tagged: driverless cars

Morals and driverless cars - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 25, 2018

A paper published today in Nature has compiled data from millions of decisions from MIT’s Moral Machine to try to find whether people across the globe have similarities in the decisions they think a driverless car should take in the face of an unavoidable accident. Associate Professor Alex Sims discusses the findings. As the article argues, the … Read More

Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 21, 2018

Raja Jurdak, CSIRO and Salil S. Kanhere, UNSW The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world. It’s a reminder that the era of self-driving cars is fast approaching. Decades of research into advanced sensors, mapping, navigation and control methods have now come to … Read More

At last! The world’s first ethical guidelines for driverless cars - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 04, 2017

By David Tuffley, Griffith University Humans before animals and property. No discrimination as to who should survive. Safeguards against malicious hacking. These are just some of the world-first ethical rules being implemented in Germany regarding how autonomous vehicles are to be programmed. The federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt presented a report on automated driving to Germany’s cabinet … Read More

Morality and autonomous vehicles - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 27, 2016

By Dr Carolyn Mason, Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Canterbury A new study published in Science finds that the majority of research participants accept that it is morally right to program autonomous vehicles (AVs) to kill the occupant of the car to save ten pedestrians. As the authors Bonnefon, Shariff and Rahwan point out, this result agrees with utilitarianism, that … Read More

Google’s big rival in driverless cars - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 13, 2015

For the last two years, Professor Amnon Shashua has been driving between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem largely without touching the steering wheel of his car. “It’s illegal, don’t tell anyone,” says Shashua, a computer vision and machine learning expert at Hebrew Univerity and co-founder of the Israeli company MobilEye. “If I enter a traffic jam, I go to sleep or … Read More