Should our town centre be for self-driving cars only?
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BBC Click: The Self-Driving Car Capital Of The World
The BBC travel to Arizona, self-driving car capital of the world, to see how the technology works and how sometimes it fails with tragic consequences. Watch the full video on YouTube here.
BBC: What happens if you fall asleep in a self-driving car?
If you fall asleep in a self-driving car, it will try to wake you. Then what does it do if you don’t wake up? Some manufacturers say it will be safe simply to come to a halt wherever you happen to be – even if you’re in the fast lane of the motorway. Thatcham, the motor industry’s research body, wants the law to say that when more highly automated cars hit the road in 2021, they should have to pull over and find somewhere safe to stop. Go to the video on the BBC article.
Radiolab: Driverless Dilemma
RadioLab looks at the ethical thought experiment the ‘Trolley Problem ‘ in regard to self-driving cars. New technologies are forcing that moral quandary out of our philosophy departments and onto our streets. So today we revisit the Trolley Problem and wonder how a two-ton hunk of speeding metal will make moral calculations about life and death that we can’t even figure out ourselves. Listen to the podcast on YouTube or from their website.