The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars


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  • We talk about all the potentially challenging situations autonomous cars could get into but not about how human drivers are not very good. Tens of thousands die on the roads every year in collisions, most of which could be prevented by autonomous vehicles.
    Sponsored by BMW

    I wanted to make a video about autonomous cars for some time but I hadn't had the opportunity. The self-driving technology is already at a state where it can save lives if only it were more widely implemented.

    Links to original clips:
    TED-Ed https://tvclip.org/video/ixIoDYVfKA0/
    BBC Newsnight: https://tvclip.org/video/FypPSJfCRFk/&t=172s

    Music from http://www.epidemicsound.com "Ambient Electronic Groove," "Pet Animals 2," "The Long Ride."
    Filmed by Raquel Nuno
    Edited by Trevor Carlee
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Comments: 5 647

  • MyChico333
    MyChico333 6 months ago +7657

    People don't care about being safe, people care about feeling safe.

    Humans are morons by nature

    • Nicholas Veridiculity
      Nicholas Veridiculity 1 month ago

      'MyChico333', You are correct, and Veritasium is correct in highlighting your comment.

      How many ignorant, hypocritical people get politically outraged over guns and their mishandling, but give no such adamant scolding to cars and bad drivers--even while vehicle deaths rival or exceed guns deaths in number? How many people stick 'baby on board' labels on their cars, yet drive like they accept no responsibility?

      Mark my words: the lack of intelligence demonstrated by the average driver represents their ignorance and mindlessness regarding everyday life. How can we expect these lemmings to care about the world or other people when they can't even demonstrate such wisdom through the practical courtesy on the road, which not only lubricates the flow of traffic, but avoids accidents?

      Concerning those who are posting here defending the average driver outright, I must wonder what bias led you there, because the problem is so obvious.
      https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety/
      https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/injury.htm


  • VAPOR WAVE IS LIFE

    Man I thought this was depressing until I heard that happy royalty free music, phew I almost had to experience an emotion.

  • Yaofu Zhou
    Yaofu Zhou 2 days ago

    Make it an option for the driver before the car hits the road?

  • Sen
    Sen 3 days ago

    I stopped watching when it was obvious that you had nothing but good things to say about this topic. It's a great thing, it'll change the world, but there are HUGE hurdles and challenges and problems to resolve.

  • - A7ure -
    - A7ure - 3 days ago

    *self driving cars would make me commit suicide*

  • MrRecorder1
    MrRecorder1 4 days ago +1

    Isn't the real dilemma that this technology might render millions of workers unemployed? Just saying, working myself to get medical doctors unemployed...

  • random dude
    random dude 4 days ago

    i'm more interested that holographic technology exist

  • clickykbd
    clickykbd 6 days ago

    I think the premise that automation is one of the best ways to make the roads safer ignores the obvious solution (one car companies hate)... and that is LESS CARS! I'm pretty sure every form of public transit has a safety track record that is far better than driving (perhaps even if driverless). Sure it's not applicable in every situation, but it could be utilized/leveraged more.

  • malik bautista
    malik bautista 7 days ago

    Don't worry these cars will be cheap and safe only 999,999,999 dollars with many glitches

  • Bazzralic
    Bazzralic 8 days ago +1

    but what about the guy who died sleeping in an autonomous car crash?

  • Ben Sama
    Ben Sama 8 days ago

    So your just saying, ignore all the potential ethical dilemmas because this will SUPPOSEDLY revolutionize driving.

    Your fallacious statement that the "small percentage" somehow is less significant than the bigger one is predatory at best and malicious at worst

    This is unproven technologies just a baker's dozen of best-case scenarios will not bring about change

  • kifird
    kifird 9 days ago

    I still can't say your name correctly. Dirk.

  • Ten'er
    Ten'er 9 days ago

    the main reason autonomous cars are not on the road now is because there seems to be glitches every hundred thousand miles with the visual systems so if you could imagine when all manufacturers cars start to hit that hundred thousand mile Mark the potential for accidents are almost like a Y2K countdown. when you have that much of a platform to have a potential fatal error it's going to happen no matter how much you believe in the technology. this is one of the main reasons why autonomous technology and self-driving cars are not rolled out to level for driving yet it's going to be decades.

  • Victor Billard
    Victor Billard 10 days ago

    This looks expansive.

    • Victor Billard
      Victor Billard 10 days ago

      woops. I was looking at the fancy BMW when i posted this.


  • Slow Lapse In Time
    Slow Lapse In Time 11 days ago

    kids will be jumping out in front of them knowing they will stop.

  • Emilstnt
    Emilstnt 11 days ago

    if the car needs to do a tough choice
    ever thought of going backwards
    making the other car go backwards a little less
    and a little less
    also it could put up the airbag to prevent back or neck injuries
    or CANT IT JUST TAKE THE CAR INFRONT OF IT, AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE

  • RumPoniesAndDota
    RumPoniesAndDota 13 days ago

    We're getting rid of driver error and introducing system error. Even if system error is far less common, it would be a terrible way to die, not because you or someone else did something wrong, but because a system failed. And don't think there would be no such errors; after all in 2017 computers still crash and phones still suffer failures. Self-driving cars can be safer when we're tired or a bad driver, but all the good drivers out there would be better off driving themselves.

  • Yu Poo Man
    Yu Poo Man 13 days ago

    If I would to get hit by a car, I hope it's a person who's driving it so I would have someone to blame, to hate then forgive and let go.

  • Leighton Julye
    Leighton Julye 17 days ago

    this is the problem with machinesWhat moral code should your self-driving car follow?

  • Gato Loco
    Gato Loco 20 days ago

    Is that a car or a book shelf lmfao

  • Jack M
    Jack M 21 day ago

    I just love driving. The feeling of being behind the wheel in control of my vehicle is more important to me than my safety.

  • Andy Chamberlain Music

    Guys chill about BMW
    It was barely an ad for them, there were just a bunch of shots of bmw cars.
    What he said still stands, and it's right.

  • Eoin Kenny
    Eoin Kenny 24 days ago

    As a motorcyclist I cannot wait for autonomous cars to become mainstream. The less unpredictable variables we have to deal with on the road the better. The only issue I would have is maintenance. A computer is only as effective as the data it is receiving. How will these autonomous vehicles deal with faulty or even dirty sensors?

  • MrOiram46
    MrOiram46 25 days ago

    The real dilemma is, can it dorifto on mountain roads without ruining the tofu in the trunk? 😎😎😎

  • Mr. Quindazzi
    Mr. Quindazzi 28 days ago

    The answer is there are a large number of technical issues to work out including: how to make them work with drivered cars, currently prohibitive costs, and biggest of all- how to keep them from being hacked

  • ollie7400
    ollie7400 28 days ago

    One of the most severe problems of the world of the future is likely to be overpopulation, so a few people kicking the bucket due to driving, might not be so bad, call it a mild version of natural selection

  • Iain Walker
    Iain Walker 1 month ago

    just an advert. shame.

  • zodiacfml
    zodiacfml 1 month ago

    Exactly the point and I love how it evaded the question! There shouldn't be a question for such because the machine's choice is only limited by its ability in a situation.

  • 陳奎佑
    陳奎佑 1 month ago

    中文?Chinese??

  • Vellyxenya
    Vellyxenya 1 month ago

    I just realised that Veritasium stands for Veritas : truth in latin Oo

  • Baqar Zaidi
    Baqar Zaidi 1 month ago

    Why doesn't the self driving car just brake to stop from hitting the people who "Jay Walk".

  • Samuel van der Boom
    Samuel van der Boom 1 month ago

    0:34 Where are your fingers, seriously?

  • dbjungle
    dbjungle 1 month ago

    I think a big thing that would lead to safety is taking unnecessarily LARGE vehicles off the road as well

  • Karl Schafer
    Karl Schafer 1 month ago

    hahaha, way to represent both sides.

  • Rajat Kumar
    Rajat Kumar 1 month ago

    we don't want self driving cars
    idc for a better future or lesser accidents
    i want to drive.
    i am not handicapped and this would make me.
    i want the adrenaline in my veins.
    i want to feel alive.

  • Rajat Kumar
    Rajat Kumar 1 month ago

    it is not a cancept car
    it is a sculture or something.
    linus

  • Haiying Zeng
    Haiying Zeng 1 month ago

    really? I thought that the real moral dilemma was what to do about the thousands of people still waiting for organ transplants. the three thousand deaths a year from car accidents provide many of the organs used in transplants, and with that source eliminated, many will be stuck waiting for many more. sure, we could grow organs in animals, but the technology hasn't nearly advanced to that level yet..

  • steven Sandy
    steven Sandy 1 month ago

    this isnt a dilemma as elon musk car tunnel system to projects on a single car drone carrier that can have 4 passengers no problem 100% electric and can do a state hop takes longer then flying but faster then driving you hop states with 5g and the drone and comes to a charging station and flys off smart charging for battery is keeping the corrosion rate to make battery last as long as you can which i hear is defendant if a smart system that kept them from falling into these points would fix

  • dsupre blue
    dsupre blue 1 month ago +1

    the reason why we dont have these on the road is because of pleasure

    lets take me for example: i cant deive legally yet but when i do , i don't want no self driving piece of metal stuck in front of me... i want a car that makes me turn the whell , fell the engine , a car for me to control and not for me to use as a mobile chair. basacly what every "me" thinks is *i want to drive not to be driven*, i don't Care if that's going to make me go into ebay to buy a manual 2006 or 7 piece of manual metal. if *i* can *drive* it then k...

    im also not planing to do any shady stuff as it was one of my parents priorities to teach me about safety so driving and drinking wont be happening with me and if i want to use a phone on the road i will just buy one of those wireless things...........

    (sry for mah english)

  • Mister Dinner
    Mister Dinner 1 month ago

    Its so true how if everyone used these there would be next to no crashes.

  • Sam Denty
    Sam Denty 1 month ago

    Because people can't afford them

  • Andrew Wells
    Andrew Wells 1 month ago

    It is those decisions that matter though. I don't want a for-profit corporation making moral decisions for me. Why? Back to your SUV/motorcycle example. Swerve right to the motorcycle and it will probably kill them. Swerve left to the SUV, and those passengers might be critical injured. In an insurance settlement, the motorcycle wrongful death suit might be cheaper than paying for medical rehabilitation for a cab full of people in the SUV.

  • Earl Fechter
    Earl Fechter 1 month ago

    maybe because they have these crappy cars that stop automatically if you're going to run into something. But, they also stop if some fat fool who's reading playboy or god knows what merges and swerves his car right in front of yours at a lower speed. It won't know the difference between that and driving right into a tree. Which everybody always does... lol.

    So we need to get these "safe" crappers of the road and burn them on a junk pile, and convince people that, no, THESE cars won't stop in the middle of the highway because the guy in front of you decelerates , and you end up getting literally rammed in the rear because of hal's bad judgement.

  • Anomonny SoundSys
    Anomonny SoundSys 1 month ago

    Problem is, in some part of the world, the AI might be causing more accidents, because people can be very reckless and drive without caring about traffic rules at all, so in those situation, human can see how car behave and have doubts to slow down or prepare to avoid accident better than AI requiring more information than instinct. Like in India or in Southeast Asia.

  • whez08
    whez08 1 month ago

    This is just an exotic thing. Generations has to change before these cars have a mass effect. Most people who are raised with regular cars won't allow somebody else take over their vehicle, including the vehicle itself. Especially a true Russian never will.

  • Sushi Moto
    Sushi Moto 1 month ago

    As long as they don't ban people from driving and motorcycles that don't ride themselves are still around ill be fine. What's next, autonomous walking because people trip and fall sometimes? This will only make people even dumber than they already are. Now my issue with this is not the moral dilemma but how do you stop people from hacking your car and forcing you to pay a ransom in 2 hours or they'll crash your car into a lake? Remember that no software is perfect.

  • Apokalypzx
    Apokalypzx 1 month ago

    Would you trust your life to a "Black box" that you know very little to nothing about?
    It's not until these cars develop a reputation through experience and become less of a "Black box" ("Grey box"?) that people will begin to trust them.

    Also, as these new cars make the mentioned moral decisions by themselves, you can't punish the car if it makes a bad decision. You would, instead, punish the car manufacturer; the people who wrote the algorithm that failed. This kinda seems like punishing my old driving instructor (14? years ago.) or my parents if I run someone over while writing this comment on my phone. Ultimately it would have been my decision and action, even though I learned that process of reasoning from another source, I would be the one responsible and punished. As you would punish the person/team who are responsible for the code that lead to the deaths, their punishment would be significantly lower than my punishment would be.

    So, all this means:
    You have to trust a black box which you know nothing about, which was built by a company that likely won't share the algorithms used, which were programmed by a team that won't likely face any major punishment for bugs they, understandably, overlooked...
    Kinda reminds me of that new movie with Schwarzenegger and the guy from HCF...

    Wow, that was a long one. I doubt anyone would read it, but here it is, my pent-up ramblings for the day.

  • It's Just Logiqal
    It's Just Logiqal 1 month ago

    The people who program these cars had BETTER surround all their code with try { } catch( ) { } !

  • wolverine96
    wolverine96 1 month ago +1

    That's one less subscriber for you.

  • Paulo Penteado
    Paulo Penteado 1 month ago

    Derek is right, we need self-driving cars, and we need them soon. I would much rather have the few deaths resulting from software issues not yet being completely solved, than the many deaths resulting from human drivers.
    The comments about that specific scenario (like saying the obvious choice is keeping more following distance or swerving into the car) are missing the point. It is not about how to handle that specific scenario (if it were, it would be easy to program the solution). That scenario is just a simple way to show one out of millions of possibilities where the car might find out an accident is unavoidable, so it would have to choose the best among all the accident options. The details the cars will encounter will vary, a lot (it could be another vehicle erratically swerving into the way, a tree falling, people walking on the middle of the highway, false alarms, whatever), but there will always be these situations in which the car will have to make such difficult decisions.
    There will be situations where the cars will make decisions which were not the best. But at some point, cars will be taking better decisions than humans more often than not. If cars are not self-driving, these same decisions will be taken all the time by humans, who often will make a more random decision, not having the time, data or attention to properly consider everything.
    Software has many advantages, including the possibility of testing it for millions of possible difficult scenarios, way more than a human driver could ever be tested before being given a license. The cars on the road can also collect data on all accidents, which will go into a big repository to be used for testing future software.

    • Paulo Penteado
      Paulo Penteado 1 month ago

      By the way, we already accept a small number of vehicles going around which do not ever swerve or brake to avoid accidents, and thus cause lots of deaths because of that. I am talking about trains. The point is, people can learn to accept and adapt to the limitations of the new vehicle system.


  • Culum Maitland
    Culum Maitland 1 month ago

    I can't wait for self-driving cars! I get to drink as much as I want and not worry about driving home!

  • Stampylongbutt EmeraldCity

    Do you really expect a computer to haul 40 TONS of steel, food, and even livestock?

  • Caleb The Wipper
    Caleb The Wipper 1 month ago

    2:30 how did u get on and off of floor 8?

  • mrhhj
    mrhhj 1 month ago

    No more D.U.I.'S.

  • Dave G
    Dave G 1 month ago +1

    Please stop comparing humans with automated machine. yes there are some irresponsible drivers that doesn't mean humans are not good at driving. A driver with good reflex is always better than Autonomous vehicle.

  • Chorschew Konrad
    Chorschew Konrad 1 month ago

    You forgot that many people rely on driving. That's their income taxi driver for example so when autonomous driving takes place a huge amount of people going to loose their job.

  • Sander Koni
    Sander Koni 1 month ago

    Tesla model S and X can already self drive.

  • LaFleur13
    LaFleur13 1 month ago

    That's the best moral dilemmas you can come up with? there are more important ones that this one...

  • EmuStar Gaming
    EmuStar Gaming 1 month ago

    The real problem with self driving cars is how much they'll cost. While yes, they can and will save numerous lies and trips to the emergency room, plus millions of dollars in vehicle damage, how will any of this happen if a lot of people can't afford the car in the first place?

  • Thashreef Muhammed
    Thashreef Muhammed 1 month ago

    What if a criminal hijack the car by hacking...??? I am afraid of disaster that happened in Fate of Furious...

  • Ecosse57
    Ecosse57 2 months ago +1

    just take a cab and let the rest of us not be utterly consumed by technology. friggin lemmings.

  • nwimpney
    nwimpney 2 months ago

    As with most statistics, the interpretation of the data is key. Even if 94% of collisions are caused by driver error, you have to consider if the average driver's likelyhood of causing a crash is proportional.
    If a very small percentage of drivers are "bad", and causing those accidents, the self driving car may beat the average in aggregate, while still putting the average driver at greater risk than they would be driving themselves.

    I don't know if this is the case or not, but most of the statistics I've heard are pretty simplistic.

  • Carver
    Carver 2 months ago

    Why do we have to choose between hitting the SUV or the motorcycle? If we're talking about a future car, it should be able to hit them both.

  • Carver
    Carver 2 months ago

    Always swerve into a motorcycle...thats any easy one, everyone knows that.

  • Hoss Cartwright
    Hoss Cartwright 2 months ago +1

    The only reason I'd like to have a driverless car is to get my drunk ass home.

  • Mole Downunder
    Mole Downunder 2 months ago

    The behaviour of the self-driving car should correspond to the rational self-interest of the driver as much as possible. We don't need to decide on what should be programmed into the car, our focus should be in making it as close to the driver's rational self-interest as possible. This will improve over time as technology advances so I don't think there really will be a dilemma. For example, a crude recognition system could swerve the car towards the bigger vehicle. A more advanced system could swerve the car towards what it recognises as a stranger rather than a family member.

  • Area85 Restorations
    Area85 Restorations 2 months ago +1

    Autonomous cars are going to kill more people than they save in my opinion. My friends 2016 BMW X5 caught fire one morning due to a rat chewing on the harness. Imagine doing 90 mph and your autonomous car has a short and steers you into a barricade. Murphy's law is an absolute, coming from someone with a masters in mechanical engineering.

  • Wolflens
    Wolflens 2 months ago

    Trains?

  • SweetAsHoney
    SweetAsHoney 2 months ago +1

    yep, more control/regulations by the government and corporate. more conformity, less freedom. make people feel safer in order to steal their freedom. simple strategy used for thousands of years by royals and elites.

  • legion
    legion 2 months ago

    NO MORE TICKETS!!!

  • pascal jacob
    pascal jacob 2 months ago +1

    I can't wait to drive to work and then send my car off to find a parking space on it's own

  • Des Troya
    Des Troya 2 months ago +1

    I speak for millions of Americans, we don't want self driving cars. The price for them is just not worth it. Not only the cost of the new technology, the cost in terms of lost freedom and more control to government regulators and car companies over where we can or cannot drive. Also the possibility for cars to be hacked is already a very real issue, just look at what happen to Michael Hastings. Finally there is the issue of who is responsible for accidents from self driving cars, and the feeling of helplessness as your car crashes for you when if you had been behind the wheel you could have avoided it. It is obvious from the start this is not a good idea, and I hope it never comes to be a reality.

  • Robert Weekes
    Robert Weekes 2 months ago

    The other dilemma is replacing millions of people who drive for a living, transportation is the #1 industry in America.

  • Josh Daniel
    Josh Daniel 2 months ago

    You've shoulda tried a Tesla Model X

  • PowerPC602
    PowerPC602 2 months ago +1

    I WANT TO DRIVE MY CAR. PERIOD.

  • Gleison Storto
    Gleison Storto 2 months ago

    I am still skeptical about seeing a company assuming full responsibility for a self-driving car. I am sure they will keep Tesla's or aircraft manufacturer's policies stating that the driver/pilot should always be ready to take control of the vehicle, if the vehicle internal systems fail.
    I would also like to see studies about driver training. Pilots must be periodically trained to be able to handle the automation in a modern aircraft. Why should self-driving cars be different?

  • Yuriy Fitsay
    Yuriy Fitsay 2 months ago +1

    We want to drive the car, to feel its inner mechanics, to have full control of this machine. that's a big reason for there not being such a large demand.

  • Yog  Bakhru
    Yog Bakhru 2 months ago

    not at all

  • Unidorsal Icosahedron
    Unidorsal Icosahedron 2 months ago

    Nice safira.

  • shinobody
    shinobody 2 months ago

    You're committing a huge fallacy tho - because HUMANS program these computers in self-driving cars. The same humans that make mistakes - when driving, or coding. How do we have ANY proof that in a pinch, autonomous cars would be safer? It's coder's mistake vs driver's mistake, until we get solid numbers.

  • Alex MC
    Alex MC 2 months ago

    what if all the cars were connected to each so that if one makes a decision the others know what to do,too. and Everyone is safe

  • ThePatrioticGamer
    ThePatrioticGamer 2 months ago

    Tesla already has a completely autonomous car that is 2x as safe as a human driver.

  • م هه
    م هه 2 months ago

    Im sorry. But people need to die... Even with all these deaths overpopulation is still happening. 400 every 3 minutes in India

  • BR5491Z1Z
    BR5491Z1Z 2 months ago

    ya stupid fock why didnt u go to an AMERICAN company like TESLA to make this video . ya DUMB ASS

  • Exelius
    Exelius 2 months ago +1

    The real moral dilemma is why we let stupid people drive cars and cause accidents.

  • François Maspuche
    François Maspuche 2 months ago

    It make me think about the time I started with the Motorcycle. I was like 16 and never driven but I still felt safer when I was driving than when he was... pretty strange.

  • Becky Ricard
    Becky Ricard 2 months ago

    Okay distracting driving is a problem, and people do make errors here's the thing though once these things are out on the lot how much of the public will be able to afford these safe vehicles? I'll bet due to insurance the people who probably should have these cars won't be able to afford them

  • prototip99
    prototip99 2 months ago

    you want to be driven places? oh that exists it's called public transport

  • Tidal Yacht
    Tidal Yacht 2 months ago +2

    Level 5 automated cars in the future will bring us one step closer to an NSA controlled society. Not only that, but they won't protect us from hackers.

  • wolverine96
    wolverine96 2 months ago +15

    I wonder how many people will be killed and injured if the autonomous cars get hacked?

    • Spectrum
      Spectrum 5 days ago

      if every car is driving the wrong way, then aren't they all driving the right way? :O


    • RoadRunnerdn
      RoadRunnerdn 14 days ago

      You're answering your own question. It's already possible. Changing to self driving cars won't create that potential apocalyptic scenario. It already exists.

      Being afraid of automation when the world already swims in it won't do you any good.


    • Chorosso
      Chorosso 19 days ago

      dude thats not how it works, thats like me saying "oh why do we want non-automated cars? i could easily just add a brake breaking system to each car and activate it on a certain date to kill all the people" its harder to code these things than you think mate, and even if they were coded, you would probably have to get past government levels of encryption


  • M Lienau
    M Lienau 2 months ago +1

    think about all the jobs that would be lost.. Those who drive for a living would have to learn a technical skill.. it just doesn't cut it anymore!

  • Roland Németh
    Roland Németh 2 months ago +2

    Safe or not, I want to drive my car and not the car driving me.

  • kevlar20
    kevlar20 2 months ago

    I enjoyed that behind the scenes look in the elevator mirror.

  • FreelanceDev4life
    FreelanceDev4life 2 months ago

    The problem with this is by nature cars will not have the level of human emotion associated with human decision making. As such, a purely calculated choice by a machine will assess the situation without considering the human reactions of the other party involved.
    For example, someone runs a stop sign, collision imminent, someone is going to die, is the car going to be able to predict that the other driver was at fault? Why should I suffer for both man and machines actions? I already suffer for other idiots actions, why put machine on top of it?

    Human emotion is what makes us dangerous but it's what gives us our uniqueness. Without us being able to make decisions using human emotion we can't even begin to understand the other person. I fear that this will create a world where empathy is even harder to come by. I see people coping by saying "It wasn't your fault, it was a machine and another person." but you won't be able to change the effect it will have when you know that someone was killed because of the vehicle's actions you were in. When people are involved in a way that hurts someone of kills them, there is often grief, sorrow, pain, soul searching, and either bitterness or improvement. Without any chance for us to change that and grow as human beings, we will only grow backwards as a species. Pain, death, hard times, unfair treatment, and suffering, all give us chances to improve ourselves as it leads to self reflection. In a world without pain, no self improvement will happen and a society will die because there is little to no reason to overcome the world's cruelty and because people's cruelty can not be overcome by machines alone, there is no reason to be better.

  • Choco melk
    Choco melk 2 months ago +2

    This is sad news for people who enjoy driving a car by them self. I hope that in the future driving autonomously will not be the only Option, but that you could always take the steer if you want to.

  • Stefan Baars
    Stefan Baars 2 months ago

    The thing i have with self-driving cars is the fact that it's practically a computer, which means it can be hacked or get a virus. Which makes self-driving cars far less safe than cars like we have today.

    However if there's an autopilot button in your car which gives you the option to make it drive by itself, people will be less concerned about self-driving cars since you still have the freedom of choice.

  • Don Bodacious
    Don Bodacious 2 months ago

    aha, and I forgot: speeding, substance abuse, sleep deficiency and other incorrect behavior are the source for many accidents.

  • Jonathan Cross
    Jonathan Cross 2 months ago

    After all of that, he didn't answer the question? Who decides the tough choices and why?

  • Jurre Volkers
    Jurre Volkers 2 months ago

    Most of the donor organs come from people who died in car crashes. What will happen when those organs are more scarce because of safer autonomous cars? That is the real moral dilemma.

  • MrScottishBeaver
    MrScottishBeaver 2 months ago +2

    That was a pretty cheap conclusion. I thought he'd talk about tradeoff between risk aversion and speed. In the future it's entirely possible for "jailbroken" cars - or different safety preferences to compromise everyone else in the road. Being autonomous also requires uniformity

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