In this video, I was a co-panelist with Ed Bradley, the Program Manager for Toyota North America, and Koorosh Olyai, Senior Principal, Advanced Transportation Management Systems for Stantec. We discussed, among other topics, ethical programming of automated vehicles, expected introduction of automated vehicles, rural deployment of automated vehicles, and programming of automated vehicles.
This video is a presentation I gave at the Alaska Forum on Autonomous Vehicles in Anchorage, Alaska. In this presentation, I explain civil liability rules and why many people believe that liability for crashes will shift from the traditional driver to the automated vehicle. I also discuss the Uber crash that killed Elaine Herzberg and…
In my last post, I discussed how semi-autonomous technology’s reliance upon us is likely a fatal flaw of the technology. When accidents are caused by SAE level 2 and level 3 vehicles, the car manufacturer will typically respond to the driver in a similar manner: you have a responsibility to pay attention to the road at all…
The year is 2025. You pull up to a stoplight and patiently wait for the light to turn green. Suddenly, the vehicle behind you collides into your car’s rear bumper. Angry and frustrated, you storm out of your car to “greet” the man driving the vehicle that hit you.
“Why didn’t you stop?” you ask.
“I wasn’t driving. My car is an autonomous vehicle. I was reading my newspaper and did not know that my car was not going to stop.” The man responds.
“Well, I don’t care whether you were driving or not. My car is damaged. I’m late for work. It’s your fault.” You respond.
“I already told you that I was not driving. My vehicle is an autonomous vehicle. “It,” he points to his autonomous vehicle, “was driving. It’s my vehicle’s fault.”
“I don’t care. I will see you in court,” you assert.
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