Ethical Concerns Of Autonomous Vehicles

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¬¬¬ Ethical Concerns for Autonomous Vehicles The Issues with Designing the Perfect Driver Bob Jack University of North Texas Author Note This paper was prepared for Social Issues in Computing, CSCE 4010, Section 1, taught by Ian Brooks. Abstract At the rate our technology develops, it’s difficult to keep up with the issues and concerns that result from our creations. Over the past few years, the development of the driverless car has moved closer to reality. In 2012, Google’s driverless car became street-legal in California, Florida, and Nevada. Autonomous vehicles could immensely benefit the lives of the elderly and disabled. They could also be helpful for individuals who are inebriated and unable to drive. Some organizations, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, anticipate advantages and less risks with the addition of these vehicles. Our current laws don’t address the adverse possibilities that autonomous vehicles can produce. How will human drivers interact with large numbers of driverless cars? In a collision, which party will take the blame? Who will pay for the damages and the possible medical bills? A vehicle that is not subjected to driver distractions and toxic influences can increase our future road safety. But at what cost? Keywords: driverless vehicle, autonomous car, robot car Ethical Concerns for Autonomous Vehicles The Issues with Designing the Perfect Driver Our roadways are filled with dangers consisting of distracted drivers and
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