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Ethical Issues Of Self Driving Car

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Technology continues to take over human beings as it develops. Self driving cars aides us when we drive its sensors and other functions to keep us from the dangers of accidents. These robots follow the code that they are programmed, so they strictly follow what has been told to do before hand. Which makes the aiding process harder for the programmer to code because it entirely depends on the context and they need to code that would suit every single accident. However, when the machine considers how to deal with the accident it needs to decide who to sacrifice or harm in order to maintain beneficence. Consequently leads to a problem from a business point of view. Possible solutions to these ethical issues of self driving cars are based on whether…show more content…
One of the solution is to program the car so that they learn from past experiences, instead of having the programmer's program every situation they can foresee. This way the robots will be more adaptable and flexible depending on the situation but the problem that would still remain is that, as Jerry Kaplan says, nobody knows whether the new law that is made in the robot is ethical or not. (Deng, 2015) The other solution completely opposes the previous solution, which is to rigidly program the robots to follow the protocols so that it is clear to us what the robot will do next. Also by doing so, the robots simply follow tasks that have been programmed before hand so it does not require time to process the decision. However these robots are more in use in combat situations rather than a daily situation the general public would drive the self driving car. (Deng, 2015) Another possible solution is to maintain the self driving cars as it is right now and keep them as an assistive device while we drive and focus on what we are bad at while driving, such as maintaining focus for long distance driving. By keeping the automated driving function assistive, the drivers are in control of the car and knows what will happen. (Berman, 2015; Deng,
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