A software engineer is assigned to program self-driving cars. But he realizes the ethical framework for programming the cars should be established before technical programming begins. Should a car protect the driver at the cost of other traffic users? Who is liable for damage done in an accident? Is it the driver, the programmer, or the government?

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Keywords Ethics And Social Responsibility, self-driving car, ethics, liability, responsibility, discussion, arguments, utilitarianism, accident scenarios, general guidelines, perspectives, compromise, probability, sacrifice, ethical sensibility
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/94057
Series RSM Case Development Centre
Note based on field research; 5 pages
Citation
von Schmid, A, & Yue, T. (2016). Whom to Save: Ethics for Self-driving Cars. RSM Case Development Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/94057

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