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Quantifying Spock: How Vehicle Autonomy Presents an Ethical Quandary

October 7, 2016 |

It’s a crisp, fall afternoon, and you’re being driven through the city by your new autonomous car. As you marvel at how far technology has come, a group of children becomes detached from their tour group and crosses the road. In a stroke of bad luck, it seems that your car’s brake system has malfunctioned! You’d swerve out of the way, but a large dump truck is occupying the other lane, and a collision into said object will spell certain death for you and your fiancé in the passenger seat (did I mention she’s pregnant?) You’re now faced with a decision: do you save you and your loved, or the children who are (illegally, I might add,) crossing the street?
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Google’s New Driverless Car Shows the Future of Automobiles

June 4, 2014 |

On May 27, Google unveiled its latest futuristic technology: the self-driving car. Once the domain of science fiction writers and more adventurous engineers, the self-driving car unveiled by the California software giant is very real and is set to undergo a rigorous series of tests over the coming months to ensure its viability for national distribution. Read More

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