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Should a self-driving car save the driver or the pedestrian?

Here's a scenario: You're in self-driving car, something goes wrong, and a pedestrian steps in the way. Does the car swerve into a tree, killing you, but saving the pedestrian? Or does it kill the pedestrian to save you? What if the pedestrian were a child? Or two children? Eventually, self-driving cars need to make these kinds of ethical choices automatically. What should they should choose? Vote below! 🚘

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This is the heart of the problem. What to do?

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Here's why self-driving cars should save the pedestrian. 

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Here's the rationale:

"You could sacrifice the car. You could, but then the people you’ve saved initially, you don’t know what happens to them after that in situations that are often very complex, so you save the ones you know you can save,” Christoph von Hugo, Mercedes’s manager of driver assistance systems, told Car and Driver in an interview published last week. “If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car.”
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Here's how people are reacting to the news of Mercedes' decision. 

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Should a self-driving car save the driver or the pedestrian?
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