Self driving vehicles & Ethical issues

RI 2016: Section 4.4

In this lecture, Prof Bert van Wee will discuss in a nutshell the main ethical issues related to self-driving or autonomous cars. He will also make you think about going back to the future!

Self driving vehicles: ethical issues in a nutshell by professor Bert van Wee


Self-driving cars are a rapidly evolving technology which only a few years ago was still considered science fiction. 
In the following lecture, Prof Bert van Wee will summarize and explain anddiscuss the underlying ethical issues behind this upcoming technological breakthrough. You will  recognize the 'trolley problem' and 'the problem of the many hands' which we discussed in week 1. 
When watching, please reflect on the potential consequences for implementation and the many issues to be resolved beforehand.