The trolley problem is a thought experiment, designed to understand human morality and ethics, and the concept of consequences. In essence, if you had to decide between killing five persons versus one person, which would you choose? Humans can ponder and worry about this philosophical, hypothetical question, but what would non-humans do?
With Automated Vehicles a definite future reality, this question haunts many – what would an automated vehicle do? How would an automated system weigh in on the value of human life? In this infographic are the thoughts expressed by car manufacturers leading the AV development program.
Autonomous Vehicles & the Trolley Problem:
Infographic by: Select Car Leasing