ancient wrote:TR4ffic wrote:It shouldn't be too difficult to think up a scenario for an impending collision where the autonomous car you are travelling in will sacrifice your life (or at least seriously injure you) rather than taking evasive action that would/could maim or kill others.
Can you come up with one?
Approaching a tunnel. Several pedestrians appear in the tunnel, out of sight of the vehicle until it is within stopping distance. The vehicle is aware of multiple pedestrians and one vehicle occupant, so attempts:
- Emergency braking, to slow (stopping not possible)
- Avoidance manoeuvre, to miss unprotected pedestrians
AV impacts side of tunnel portal
AV occupant may have injury severity reduced by secondary safety (crumple zones, seatbelts, airbags, etc.
OK, that's slightly different to than taking evasive action that would/could maim or kill others, but similar principle?