Autonomous cars are a reality on the roads today, and it might not be long before they become commonplace on America’s roads.
This raises some serious issues though with the ethics of autonomous cars.
One of the much lauded effects of having autonomous cars on the road is the predicted decrease in in traffic related deaths. Currently over 34,000 Americans die in car accidents every year, the largest accidental killer of Americans. This, despite many advances in terms of safety cars have come a long way. Modern cars are equipped with many air bags, and increasingly sensors that can slow you down or detect a passing vehicle in you blind spot. But no matter what a person is still in control of the vehicle, and people make mistakes.