Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

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Thank God we have facial recognition tech so it can figure out the low credit scores if it has to hurdle through a crowd. EDIT: Thanks for the silver! Also, I should have written hurtle, but I am making too many “sounds like” spelling errors these days to get too bothered by it. Plus, it’s funnier this way.

Fake_William_Shatner

What a sensationalized bullshit headline. The programming will do what all driver safety courses instruct you to do: never swerve recklessly to avoid a pedestrian or animal that has chosen to step into the path of your vehicle. It’s frightening how many people don’t remember this very elementary rule of driving.

Belli-Corvus

why is article dated 2016, that’s ancient as far as self driving tech comes.

hoowin

Of course it will be. Potential buyers would not buy a car if they knew it would decide the opposite. Mercedes is simply programming the car to do what most drivers would do.

ausrandoman

A less click-bait headline: Self-Driving Cars Will Be Programmed To Protect Driver.

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