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POLICYMAKERS PEER AHEAD AT CROSSROADS OF SELF-DRIVING CARS, ETHICS

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, AUG. 10, 2017.....As engineers design cars to make decisions without a human driver, one South Carolina lawmaker wants to know how self-driving cars would handle ethical dilemmas.

"My mind tends to drift towards the statistically rare but inevitable situation where there's a bad and worse decision that has to be made by the car," Rep. Micajah Caskey, IV, a Lexington, S.C. Republican said during a panel discussion on autonomous vehicles Wednesday. "It's not terribly difficult to imagine a circumstance where you have a careening vehicle, and the vehicle might have to turn left and run over some schoolkids, go straight and hit the car that's coming at me, turn right and hit a wall."


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