Blame in Autonomous Vehicle Collisions

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Abstract

Drivers sometimes encounter 'Catch-22 Collisions', where they are faced with
n ≥ 2 decision-alternatives, and on each alternative, death or serious harm to at least one person is highly probable. In the near future, we can expect fully-autonomous driverless cars to be on our roads. It is plausible that driverless cars will, on occasion, face Catch-22 Collisions. How should manufacturers programme driverless cars respond to these collisions? And under what conditions are manufacturers blameworthy for harm caused in these collisions? In this paper, I articulate these two questions, and provide a partial answer to the second question.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Driverless cars
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence

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