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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 4 years ago

Is this the future with Driverless Cars?

Two driverless cars are about to collide, in one car there are 5 passengers while in the other car there is 1 passenger. Does the driverless car sacrifice the 1 passenger's life to save the 5?

Update:

@ rick29148,

Is it? For them to half way succeed they will need to make judgments all the time and it will not be devoid of the human element of judgment.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
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    your question is moot because according to those who are pro driverless vehicles, they would never be faulty.............some of us know different

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    No they both stop and avoid each other.

  • 4 years ago

    Computers Can't Think!

    Never turnover serious issues to computers when lives are at stake.

    Will computers get better? Yes. But would you trust them to save you life, or would you prefer to be in charge?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    no

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  • 4 years ago

    Only if it knows how many are in the car and they are both able to communicate to be able to do this - please stop worrying about this as it will not be happening any time in the next 30 or 40 years

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    hope not. remember if crooks can screw with computers they can take over the car

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Therein lies the problem.

    If you ride in a driverless car, a computer must make life and death decisions.

    For example a child runs out on the road. Does the car run down the child or swerve over a cliff killing you? Either way the computer has been programmed to KILL someone, or at least ALLOW someone to die. Would you trust the computer you are using now with your life?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Hi No it will take evasive action in both simple answers just stop. yes the systems in each will stop both cars so no accident takes place.

  • 4 years ago

    It doesn't have to make a choice, or even care who's in the other car. Your robot car's number one job is to protect itself and its occupants, so it will be trying to avoid a collision first (braking, steering), then reducing the effects of that collision (seatbelt tightening, airbags) if necessary.

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