By on June 24, 2016

Volvo Autonomous Drive, Image: Volvo Cars

We’re told the future will bring us a blissful, autonomous driving experience that allows us to enjoy the scenery as we read our tablets and enjoy a Venti Macchiato, free of the burden of driving decisions and liability.

Now, for the less happy stuff: who should your safety-minded car kill if it’s forced to make an autonomous Sophie’s Choice-style decision — an occupant or a pedestrian?

A study published in the journal Science tackled that question, with researchers posing various scenarios to 1,900 participants via an online survey. The results show our sense of moral duty is matched by our sense of self-preservation. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ToolGuy: People like electric vehicles??
  • ToolGuy: I am trying to find the fuel cell chemistry used in this vehicle.
  • jalop1991: Interestingly enough, it also has the Sienna minivan interior.
  • jalop1991: Stated mileage range is like the advertised cableco bill–wildly optmistic. If you think you’ll...
  • DRdR: Both. Pininfarina received two Americans to use as inspiration for the design, but IKA used the Classic for the...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber