Four Perspectives on What Matters for the Ethics of Automated Vehicles

Geoff Keeling, Katherine Evans, Sarah Thornton, Giulio Mecacci, Filippo Santoni de Sio

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The ethical discussion on automated vehicles (AVs) has for the most part focused on what morality requires in AV collisions which present moral dilemmas. This discussion has been challenged for its failure to address the var-ious kinds of risk and uncertainty which we can expect to arise in AV collisions; and for overlooking certain morally relevant facts which are unique to the context of AVs. We take these criticisms as a starting point and outline four perspectives on what matters for the ethics of AVs: risk and uncertainty, value sensitive design, partiality towards passengers and meaningful human control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoad Vehicle Automation 6
EditorsGereon Meyer, Sven Beiker
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

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