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The Robot Car of Tomorrow May Just Be Programmed to Hit You

Suppose that an autonomous car is faced with a terrible decision to crash into one of two objects. It could swerve to the left and hit a Volvo sport utility vehicle (SUV), or it could swerve to the right and hit a Mini Cooper. If you were programming the car to minimize harm to others–a sensible goal–which way would you instruct it go in this scenario?
 

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Given that part of the advantage of Autonomous vehicles would be that they can communicate with each other to optimize traffic flow, the best solution would be to aim at the vehicle that has the greatest chance of also getting out of the way.
 
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