Autonomous Cars and Moral Dilemmas

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6293/1573.full

This article looks at survey results about whether people would buy an autonomous car that was programmed to sacrifice the passengers, by swerving off the road, to avoid killing pedestrians.  People think that the cars should be programmed to swerve, but they wouldn’t buy such a car.  Very interesting problems for designers of autonomous cars.