Fortune reported that a new “study from Intel and the research firm Strategy Analytics claims that driverless vehicles will be behind $7 trillion worth of economic activity and new efficiencies annually by 2050″. In fact, the study also says autonomous cars will save more than half of a million people from accidents between 2035 and 2045. In fact, within the same period, public expenditure will go down more than $234 billion. All these facts show the significance of autonomous cars in human lives. Big corporations like Apple, Google, Uber, and General Motors are running after the driverless car technology. When roads are about to be adorned with unmanned cars, law and ethics for autonomous cars become utterly significant.
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Professional ethicists should be embedded in the design and engineering process. This way they have a concrete role in design decisions and can identify choices that are morally fraught before decisions are made. With ethics as part of the design process, all possible trade-offs can be considered as part of a proactive approach to ethics.
Article source: Futurism