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A Stanford Professor's Quest to Fix Driverless Cars' Major Flaw

Image Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Oct 7 2015

Keith Naughton takes a ride in X1, a student built automated car, as it approaches a simulated road crew where it must make an ethical decision to obey the law and not cross the double yellow line or swerve to spare the crew. In a look at the work of Prof Chris Gerdes, Naughton examines the ethical dilemmas of automated cars Gerdes’ team is working on. “It’s important to think about not just how these cars will drive themselves, but what’s the experience of being in them and how do they interact,” Gerdes said. “The technology and the human really should be inseparable.”