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An autonomous vehicle might have to choose between saving the occupants or sacrificing the occupants in order to save others. The article includes a link to research the authors published in the journal Science to tease out public opinion on this Tragedy of the Commons-like issue. What is good for society might not be good for the vehicle owner and could scare potential customers.

The article is here: The Times has a tiered access policy. The first 10 articles each month are free.


Edit: Anyone who would like to visit - or at my age, revisit - Garrett Hardin's classic essay "The Tragedy of the Commons" which was first published in Science in 1968 will find it here. Well worth a look. Especially the section under the heading 'Tragedy of Freedom in a Commons'.
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