On Coasting and Traffic Signals

Today, when a driver sees a traffic light in the distance, he is likely to immediately make some decisions.  These decisions will be based on general experience with all intersections ever encountered, as well as the specific intersection that he is approaching. If the light is red, he may begin to break.  If he is familiar with the intersection, he… Continue reading On Coasting and Traffic Signals

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Vehicular Morality: Is My Car Evil?

At some point in time, engineers and lawyers will need to determine if an autonomous car needs to have a conscience.  The classic thought exercise in ethics known as the trolley problem , or possibly the “fat man variant” will need to be dealt with.  Wikipedia states it as well as I can hope to:  The general… Continue reading Vehicular Morality: Is My Car Evil?