The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

  • Опубликовано:  9 месяцев назад
  • We talk about all the potentially challenging situations autonomous cars could get into but not about how human drivers are not very good. Tens of thousands die on the roads every year in collisions, most of which could be prevented by autonomous vehicles.
    Sponsored by BMW

    I wanted to make a video about autonomous cars for some time but I hadn't had the opportunity. The self-driving technology is already at a state where it can save lives if only it were more widely implemented.

    Links to original clips:
    BBC Newsnight:

    Music from "Ambient Electronic Groove," "Pet Animals 2," "The Long Ride."
    Filmed by Raquel Nuno
    Edited by Trevor Carlee
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Комментарии: 6 372

  • MyChico333
    MyChico333 9 месяцев назад +9033

    People don't care about being safe, people care about feeling safe.

    Humans are morons by nature

    • guildrich
      guildrich 2 дня назад

      MyChico333 *"People don't care about being safe, people care about feeling safe. Humans are morons by nature"*

      The amount of likes on this comment is simply disgusting! You "technophiles" are like the overzealous parents who won't let their kids ride the carousel because "they might fall off".

    • Michael G
      Michael G 9 дней назад

      For example, nuclear power plants kill less people than coal mining does per set amount of time, but we feel safer not being around nuclear power plants.

      THE KRAKEN 10 дней назад

      There’s this men in black quote that I think sums it up perfectly. "A person is smart people are panicky frightened animals and you know it!”

    • Ski Fall
      Ski Fall 10 дней назад

      safe sex is good.....while the car is self driving, you can bang the heck out of your gf

  • Despiser Despised
    Despiser Despised 2 дня назад

    Dont worry our Govt will write many many many Laws dictating what the AI can and will do. With Nanzi Piglosi in charge I feel so safe..

  • asssssssssso
    asssssssssso 2 дня назад

    Those are not autonomes vehicles they are automatic.

  • Skinnymarks
    Skinnymarks 2 дня назад

    Let's worry about ethical programming of a self driving car after we know what kind of accidents self driving cars get into.

    How can we solve a problem we don't even know what it is.

    So let's just get everyone in a self driving car. Ban all human driving on highways and within cities.

    You can still drive on country roads. That's not a problem.

  • Malinda Lin
    Malinda Lin 3 дня назад

    I will never drive a driverless car

  • Chandler Short
    Chandler Short 4 дня назад

    Just so long as it's as good as an average driver, I'll drive it

  • Brian Grewe
    Brian Grewe 4 дня назад

    If you are talking about a purely utilitarian approach, then yes I can see your moral argument. I would appreciate a more nuanced discussion about it though. Like what about the safe drivers who go out of their way to drive defensively, it would not necessarily be moral for them if they were actually increasing their likelihood of an accident by using the virtual driver. Not disagreeing with your point, but it just seems to me that your brush was a bit too broad.

  • Jᴀᴄᴋᴇʀᴄᴏ
    Jᴀᴄᴋᴇʀᴄᴏ 5 дней назад

    that dilemma with the car and the motorcycle is stupid and easily solved.

  • C. Curry
    C. Curry 6 дней назад

    How does she handle surface streets? (City/small town)

  • Vraetzught
    Vraetzught 6 дней назад

    The actual moral question is a bit different.
    Let's say we come to a point where cars are fully autonomous, so the driver can relax and read a book or watch a movie, not paying attention to the road anymore.
    If an accident occurs; who's responsible? The owner of the car or the manufacturer of the car?
    You can imagine if the responsibility were to be put onto the manufacturer, not too many car manufacturers are keen on providing such a car for the masses.

  • ShrektheBee
    ShrektheBee 10 дней назад

    There's also the advantage of speed boundless by law and no street signs

  • Ski Fall
    Ski Fall 10 дней назад

    automated cars will kill you to save a couple of people walking by's all about numbers

  • skullisnull
    skullisnull 10 дней назад

    100% of car accidents would be avoided if the US had decent public transit and we didn't need cars in the first place. Nice ad.

  • Alex Pandian
    Alex Pandian 12 дней назад

    When did The Technology become God.

  • M Thomas
    M Thomas 12 дней назад

    This only works best if every car on the road is autonomous. However, think about the idea of autonomous driving suddenly having to become regulated and a law that car companies must produce a very specific auto-driving car now, and that all other vehicles are now road illegal. Everyone currently owning a non-autonomous car would be affected. Talk about a substantial environmental impact.

  • Andrewlina Jolie
    Andrewlina Jolie 13 дней назад

    With virtually no accidents on the road, what's the point in paying high insurance rates? Perhaps everyone will have a very cheap form of insurance, or a tax, to pay for the few accidents that do happen to others and that have a small chance of happening to you. Since we can't solve 'who dunnit', maybe we should all take responsibility?

  • Toowoomba Linux
    Toowoomba Linux 13 дней назад

    I love driving the open roads!....but not on my daily commute or going to the shops. Driverless cars would be a godsend......

  • Reese Hummel
    Reese Hummel 13 дней назад

    Typical millennial response to a problem of driver error is to make robots do it for us. Where's the accountability?

  • JoeAceJR
    JoeAceJR 14 дней назад

    _Self driving cars are way too dangerous_ *only killed/hurt a few people if any*
    _We want non self driving cars make the human responciple_ *94% of all car crashes are human error*

  • Rishab Sunder
    Rishab Sunder 14 дней назад

    The situation showed in this video does NOT qualify to be a dilemma since this is the exact situation a human would face if he/she was driving the car. There is no question of dilemma, the human would swerve in whatever direction his/her instinct dictates at that moment.
    The dilemma is to either swerve either way and kill someone else OR to not swerve at all and kill the human inside the autonomous car. That is the dilemma because if it were the human driving the car, he/she WOULD swerve and not let himself/herself die.

  • Spencer Graham-Thille
    Spencer Graham-Thille 14 дней назад

    What's the problem this is trying to solve?

  • NikoKun
    NikoKun 14 дней назад

    I agree, we need to get self-driving cars out there as soon as the technology works reliably enough. Someone almost killed my mom earlier this year, by left-turning into oncoming traffic and totaling her car.. That could have been avoided if that idiot wasn't in charge of his own driving.
    Besides, most of those "moral dilemma" scenarios the anti self-driving car people put out there aren't realistic at all, and shouldn't be applied as reasons against using self-driving cars, because they just aren't accurate.
    In order to make up these situations, they incorrectly limit the ability of a self-driving car, or place it into a situation it would never get itself into, in order to make the desired accident choices seem like the only possible outcomes.. When in reality, the self-driving cars would either not get into those situations to begin with, by obeying the rules of the road better and being more cautious, and not following other vehicles too closely, or would have other options available to it's quicker-than-human reflexes to avoid these bad outcomes entirely. In most cases, regardless of scenario complexities, the self-driving cars will perform better than any human ever could anyway. Plus the tech will quickly get better.

  • Stephen Gillie
    Stephen Gillie 14 дней назад

    What about the profitably-exploited American Ego?

  • ǂƟƔȜɌǂ ǂĐƟϨΣǂ
    ǂƟƔȜɌǂ ǂĐƟϨΣǂ 14 дней назад

    I can see someone hacking one to cause people to crash. Make the breaks fail, set the speed to max, slam into other cars, etc.

  • retnikt
    retnikt 15 дней назад

    ahahaha very marketing spiel, such sponsored. many wow

  • Bhavandeep Singh
    Bhavandeep Singh 15 дней назад +1

    I think 20 years from now when most rides are autonomous, there'd still be those old school manual mode trolls who will make it their hobby to mess around with autonomous cars on road : )

    • Zeldagigafan
      Zeldagigafan 4 дня назад

      And the autonomous cars may alert the authorities to unsafe driving practices.

  • Neovi
    Neovi 15 дней назад

    Should have driven a tesla instead.

  • Joe c
    Joe c 16 дней назад

    Self driving vehicles are not the answer to the amount of deaths per year due to driver error, Harder driving tests and compulsory repeat driving tests would quickly filter the people who are safe drivers and the people who are not.

  • Philip Kunz
    Philip Kunz 16 дней назад

    The moral dilemma I see happening say 20 years from now, is when autonomous cars have been the only cars sold for a decade. Specifically when federal legislation mandates autonomous features for any car on public roads. When that happens, and it likely will because "think of the children", anyone with a registered non-autonomous car will find a badge pulling up to their door with a flat bed and a gun asking for their keys. Or possibly wake up one day and their only means for personal transportation are gone, with no path for recourse. If they're more than 15 miles outside a major city, no public options. And if they're poor, a distinct inability to obtain a car.

  • Pedro Vieira
    Pedro Vieira 17 дней назад

    The only issue about self driving cars is: if people don't die or "kill themselves" with road accidents, the human population will grow.... a LOT! O_O

  • shingshongshamalama
    shingshongshamalama 19 дней назад

    Because capitalism isn't about making people safe. It's about making money. So companies will wring their hands and fuss about trying to make autonomous cars as cheaply as they can and make back loads of money, and that's why fully electric cars aren't 100% of cars in america, or why there are still vehicles from the 1950s on the roads, or why not every car has advanced stabilizing or computer-controlled traction or any number of things that would make a car demonstrably safer.

    Because it's just not profitable.

  • Horny Fruit Flies
    Horny Fruit Flies 20 дней назад +2

    I don't consider myself a very good driver. I would really like a computer with significantly superior reaction times that is able to proccess overwhelmingly more data, factors and stimuli than me to drive the vehicle from point A to point B. Knowing that even now, when self-driving cars are still in their early development stages, they're safer than the average driver, it would feel good to know that just maybe I avioded causing an accident and hurting someone or myself due to me making a stupid mistake.

    If there's anything that learning about biology, human behaviour and the nature of the universe has taught me, then it is that humans very often are overconfident and overestimate their own abilities. Evolution didn't make any animal perfect, just good enough to survive. And it certainly didn't equip us properly for driving several ton machines at a 100 km/h.

  • VGF80
    VGF80 20 дней назад

    What if I'm in a driverless car that loses signal, so it can;t drive anymore. What am I'm going to do when I don't know how to drive.

  • bittewarten
    bittewarten 20 дней назад

    1:50 yeah, because Americans just can’t drive!

  • Nikhil VJ
    Nikhil VJ 21 день назад

    What's the issue? the part where self-driving cars might not actually be autonomous but may be subservient to remote commands that big brothers everywhere are pushing for, that the wikileaks Vault 7 releases showed is very much under development. Make a car that is self-driving but NOT remotely controllable. That would be the safest one.

  • bunny Killer
    bunny Killer 22 дня назад

    Auto drive cars wont sell... way too many people love to speed... auto drive cars will be made to "obey" all the laws of the road. Spend the money on making cars not being able to let the driver break the laws... lets say if you speed for X amount of time, the throttle self adjusts to make you do the speed limit... makes you stop at red lights/signs, just these 2 ad ons will save lives.

  • Suresh Kongara
    Suresh Kongara 23 дня назад

    At the end i thought it was the car speaking ...........I hope you enjoyed the ride

  • Milky Way Laniakea Superclusterite
    Milky Way Laniakea Superclusterite 23 дня назад

    Hey. Make one I can afford and I'm right with ya. I have lived my whole life dreaming of having a chauffeur that could drive for me, and I've fallen asleep at the wheel resulting in roll over. *I'm all for this tech!*

  • Daniel Chan
    Daniel Chan 26 дней назад

    Therefore, in California, no car without a legal driver can exceed 60 km/h. *Inform me if the law has changed.*

  • Fabian Astor
    Fabian Astor 27 дней назад

    Every system that is safer than the average driver is better than the current one.

  • Akihito Da Grandaddy of Japan
    Akihito Da Grandaddy of Japan 27 дней назад

    Autonomous cars only make sense in a fully autonomous environment, in which case they'd just be glorified trains

  • Typical Miata Guy
    Typical Miata Guy 27 дней назад

    if you want to make those self-driving cars, make a big country for us carguys so that WE could drive a car

  • martin austin
    martin austin 28 дней назад

    That showcase car is fugly.

  • moresugar tradercc
    moresugar tradercc 29 дней назад

    it's not a either or question technology can make a human driver a better driver by better warning of threats on the road and assisting a driver to respond quicker to those threats i don't see a problem with both on the road

  • Molgerax Productions
    Molgerax Productions Месяц назад

    That's the question, whether we choose deontology or utilitarianism. For all of you who don't know, deontoloy is a normative ethical position which judges the morality of an action by pre-set rules. Most of all countries' governments are based on deontological ethic. That means, for example: You have a rule, and that rule is "You may never torture a human.", then you may never torture a human. That is also the case when the police captured a terrorist and he hid an autonomously triggered nuke in a large city. The only way you could save those many lives is by torturing the terroris to get the information, but that goes against your own rules. Utilitarianism sees that from a different perspective. According to utilitarianism, the means justify the ends, so the results are the only important thing. You may kill a person to save five others.
    The things is, in my opinion, the deontological point of view is the more important one in the debate about autonomous cars. Of course, it would reduce the total amount of people killed, but only a sith deals in absolutes. Because if you have the case that the car has to decide whether it is going to crash into another car or a motorcycle, the car is going to make a decision that takes the option of death into account. It commits homocide based on calculations. And as you may never kill, a rule that most people live by, deontology says that the car shouldn't be able to get into that situation by not making it autonomous in the first place.

  • peter Carioscia
    peter Carioscia Месяц назад

    sure that great, get self driving cars on the road ASAP to save lives. Then, in the 1 in a million chance someone gets killed by one theyll be pulled off the roads and throw the tech off probably longer than if we had waited and answered that 1 in a million ethical pro balm first.

  • Arief Satriyo
    Arief Satriyo Месяц назад

    Why should someone legally liable for any error done by their autonomous car?

  • Henry Ovalles
    Henry Ovalles Месяц назад

    I'm not impressed cars park themselves turn on by themselves ... MAKE ONE THAT PAYS FOR ITSELF THEN I'M SOLD

  • Didgeridoo 100
    Didgeridoo 100 Месяц назад

    Please, always include a wheel in future cars. It totally destroys the fun for people who enjoy actually driving a car. Sometimes you might need to go places where the car could not go using it's own system. Racing would also be 100% destroyed.

    • Didgeridoo 100
      Didgeridoo 100 29 дней назад

      What about "safe cars" in the air and "unsafe cars" on the road?

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      Unless you have your own private road, then you are not "on the boat alone.". You are sharing the space with others.

      And creating a second road network for the holdouts is not economically feasible.

    • Didgeridoo 100
      Didgeridoo 100 29 дней назад

      What if person A was the only one on the boat? You might think that he would be foolish for not throwing away his rocking chair, but it would have been his own decision. The best thing would be if the cars without steering wheels had so good avoiding systems that they could avoid almost every crash. Then the driver with the steering wheel could risk his own life but have fun if he wanted, but the people who wanted safety got that? Having one road for self-driven and one road for human-driven cars could also be a solution.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      I understand your judgment then: of how the sport could become less relatable; therefore, die off. But is that not just a side-thing, when compared to what the technology would/will bring?

      Tens of thousands saved from death EACH YEAR and hundreds of thousands saved from injury EACH YEAR. Isn't the concern of weather or not a sport you like maybe becoming unrelatable kinda selfish when compared to the overall goal?

      For example:
      Person A: "OH NO, OUR BOAT IS SINKING!!!!"
      Person A: "But my antique rocking chair just can't be thrown over."

      While I understand the attachment Person A has, it is still selfish.

    • Didgeridoo 100
      Didgeridoo 100 29 дней назад

      If cars become self-driving without a wheel, fewer people will be able to appreciate the sport of racing. What I hope will happen is that some cars become self-driving without a wheel, but that at least all the sports cars will have a wheel.

  • lil god
    lil god Месяц назад

    Cars aren't only to get to places, cars are nice to drive.

  • RedrumZombies
    RedrumZombies Месяц назад

    Maybe because many people can't afford it...

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      As of right now, yes. Completely yes.

      But right now and 5-10 years from on are two different things.

      The average person couldn't afford the first manual cars, but then prices steadily lowered, and the common people took to the technology over time.

  • MBD Main Battle Dank
    MBD Main Battle Dank Месяц назад

    The real moral question is: Are we ready to delete all jobs that the biggest economical sector by workforce is providing.This means tens of millions people in America going unemployed and hundreds of millions going jobless worldwide.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      MBD Main Battle Dank That is an unlikely scenario. All the millions in automobile related jobs going out of business all at once? No. Over a short period of time? No

      The change in the market would happen over the course of years. First it has to be better developed, then the cost has to be brought down in some way. Those two steps alone have/will continue to take years.

      Now add on the time it takes for the populace to get used to the new technology, AND the time it takes for them to start buying it.

      The market will have all the time needed to adjust. These people will have all the time they need to find/become qualified/become retired in the meantime, and as workers leave the industry, some more will trickle in to fill their places, BUT less will come trickle in! Why? Because, as the selfdriving cars take over, there will be less demand for workers in the manual car industry. Repeat the above until an equilibrium of market forces is met. Thus, the problem will solve itself.

      Did the horse breeders and buggy makers get a free pass when the manual car industry took over? No.

      Did the change from horse and buggy happen over a period of years? Yes.

      Did they have time to adjust themselves? Yes.

      Did the ones who refused to adjust with the market, even though they could have, fail? Yes, rightfully so.

  • Tristan Enop
    Tristan Enop Месяц назад

    I have the solution, a randomizer chooses what to do. this is probably the only solution that will ever be agreed upon.

  • Ottoman Gaming
    Ottoman Gaming Месяц назад

    Manual driving for the win, as long as nobody cheats using phones or driving like a jackass.

  • Vignesh Kondapalli
    Vignesh Kondapalli Месяц назад

    you look just like Elon Musk, when I was watching this video I thought you were Elon at first.

  • Thanos Unreal
    Thanos Unreal Месяц назад

    lets not forget that these cars will be hackable...

    • Comments Guy
      Comments Guy 11 дней назад

      Watchdog intestifies.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад +1

      We are now in agreement. Thank you for "doing your part", so to speak, to make YouTube comments not as trash as they currently are.

    • Thanos Unreal
      Thanos Unreal 29 дней назад

      Justin X you have a point there justin. the only thing we can do though is wait and see

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      While I am glad that you accept the evidence that suggests/shows that selfdriving cars would, most likely, be safer, your accusation of my metaphor is unwarranted and a dodge of the meaning of the metaphor.

      The point of the metaphor/simile of a selfdriving car to a lock was not meant to be 100% the same as the selfdriving car. Of course I wasn't stating that a lock and a selfdriving car are on the exact same level and that the metaphor/simile is 100% equal. No metaphor/simile is 100% equal. The entire point of ANY metaphor/simile is to compare 1 similar aspect of two or more things that AREN'T the same. If they were the exact same, then I wouldn't have used a metaphor/simile. I would just have noted that, "these are the same exact thing." But I didn't because they aren't 100% the same.

      If I say to you, "WOW. You were running as fast as a cheetah!", and then you respond with, "I do not agree with that point, for I am a Homo sapien, not a Acinonyx jubatus." Then you are dodging the point I was trying to make: that you were running very fast.

      The entire point of the Lock-Selfdriving Car comparison was that:
      Is the selfdriving car perfectly safe? no
      Is the lock perfectly safe? no
      Therefore, stating that the selfdriving car COULD have a problem is basically saying "It's not perfect, which makes it scary."

      Also, there is a difference between something that COULD happen and something that is LIKELY to happen. Your manual driving car COULD have a fuel leak that catches fire while you're in it.
      COULD that happen? Yes
      How LIKELY is that to happen? That depends: how well was it manufactured and how well is it maintained?

      The same goes for Selfdriving cars being hacked.
      COULD that happen? Also yes
      How LIKELY is that to happen? That also depends: how well was the coding manufactured and how well is it updated?

      Being afraid of a 0.1% chance is irrational, and I am near certain that the chances of such a thing would be very low due to government regulations and because the private businesses wouldn't want to deal with legal issues.

    • Thanos Unreal
      Thanos Unreal 29 дней назад

      Justin X here is the thing justin. self driving cars ARE safer-i agree with that point. but your arguement with the door lock is not that good since a car without a computer inside is like building a wall instead of having a lock-the problem vanishes. i just dont feel like being assasinated by a remote controlled car☺

  • kdhlkjhdlk
    kdhlkjhdlk Месяц назад

    It's easy. Nobody will buy a car that prefers to kill themselves over others.

  • That Makes Sense To Me
    That Makes Sense To Me Месяц назад

    I love this concept. I am going to write about it and see I can't improve on the idea.

  • Incarnate
    Incarnate Месяц назад

    How ironic, technology will be the downfall of humanity.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      Incarnate How are selfdriving cars the downfall of humanity?

      So let me get this straight:

      Humans coming together to form larger than tribe communities, then, along with the discovery of farming and breeding of animals, villages, then cities. All while forming the most diverse and specialized communication system of any species: our many languages. Which come along with eventual writing/reading to go with the speaking. Then we have the boats and such that allow us to travel farther. Don't forget that during all this time that countries are forming, which are many degrees of magnitude larger than any original tribe. We have trade and war, art creation and destruction of entire cultures by everything from disease to genocide. We have modern science that propelled us from horse and buggy to putting a man on the moon in less than one lifetime, mass communications, the ability to stop disease by a few drops of liquid being put into your arm by a needle, etc, etc, so on and so forth.

      ....and selfdriving cars will be the downfall of humanity? all that ^ stuff was fine. All that? But we can't handle selfdriving cars?

  • Mads Jakobsen
    Mads Jakobsen Месяц назад

    It's not the self-driving car itself. It's the people surrounding them.
    If the self-driving cars could drive in a closed environment there would be no problem. But as soon as unpredictable humans comes into the picture

  • peerhenry
    peerhenry Месяц назад

    Dislike: You're pulling statistics out of your ass. Cite your sources.

  • Oliver Christensen
    Oliver Christensen Месяц назад

    The reason the cars don't get on the road faster is that it is expensive AF atm

  • Andrea Marcovati
    Andrea Marcovati Месяц назад +1

    Because they are too expensive. I thought it was going to be a video on the "moral dilemma" but it's just a BMW commercial. Sellout

  • Moreno A. Hassem
    Moreno A. Hassem Месяц назад

    The finger thing already got me, please take all the money I have available

  • Ryan Fowler-Hughes
    Ryan Fowler-Hughes Месяц назад

    You got lied to in this video. According to U.S. law any company that makes autonomous devices are responsible for those devices. So, if you're in a self-driving car on autopilot and it gets into an accident it would be the company's fault, not the driver's fault. No amount of signing waivers stating that you'll be responsible for the self-driving car changes this law either.

  • Knight Razgriz
    Knight Razgriz Месяц назад

    Hey guys let's renounce our freedoms and right to own property so we can be "safer"

    1984 isn't a handbook, pal

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      Knight Razgriz Slippery-Slope argument.

      I could just as easily claim, "WHAT?!?! The government is regulating what I can and can't do with MY (manually driven) car?!?! The government has no right to keep me from doing donuts in the freeway!!!! This is going to lead to a government takeover of every aspect of our existence!!!!"

  • theSollundForYou
    theSollundForYou Месяц назад

    How about this: I like driving, I like being in control, I hate cars being connected to the internet as all the controls (gas, brakes) in new cars are connected to a computer so that makes the opportunity for being hacked existent

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      How about this:

      I like locks. I like being secure. But there's always a chance the lock is pickable; therefore I don't like locks.

      See how the argument of, "But it's not perfect" can be used against anything at anytime?

  • SweetHyunho
    SweetHyunho Месяц назад

    I can't understand why they're debating on this. Driver should put his own safety first, and self-driving programs are no different. If it's going to sacrifice me for passengers in other cars, I'm not giving it control. PERIOD.

  • Danogot516
    Danogot516 Месяц назад +1

    Man, I don't care. I like driving my car and that's what I will do until I die.

  • blazebluebass
    blazebluebass Месяц назад

    Saving peoples lives is such a stupid argument. Last thing we need is more people.

  • Tong Lu
    Tong Lu Месяц назад

    Ride sharing services might be a good place to start adopting autonomous driving. Compared to convincing people a self-driving car drives better than them, it's much easier to convince people a self-driving car is safer than their Uber driver.

  • huguesbc
    huguesbc Месяц назад

    So Volkswagen Group message is why can't we sell our autonomous cars already?

  • QBallzEMP
    QBallzEMP Месяц назад

    I believe that people should be allowed to choose to have a self driving car or drive for themselves but people who are so used to being on their cellphones while driving (later on in the future) should be forced to lose their license for normal vehicles and be restricted to self driving vehicles. People like me on the other hand should not be punished for other peoples stupidity and we should always be allowed normal vehicles for the people who get enjoyment out of driving responsibly on the road and "hoon" in the proper places like tracks and empty private lots/fields. Just my thoughts considering the biggest portion of all crashes come from distracted drivers.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      QBallzEMP It's not about YOU being punished for other people's mishaps. It's about acknowledging the fact that humans (the bad drivers and even the good drivers, but to a lesser extent) would be more likely to kill one another accidentally than a full selfdriving car would be.

  • ThePC007
    ThePC007 Месяц назад

    One reason why I dislike the idea of self-driving cars is this one: You're basically allowing the car to decide where you can or cannot go. Google is already relying heavily on censorship and manipulation to control our thoughts online (and so do a large number of governments all around the globe). Now imagine wanting to go to a free-speech protest and the car won't let you.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      ThePC007 It being POSSIBLE that a technology COULD be used to do that is not necessarily the same thing as it being LIKELY to happen.

      Furthermore, on the above point, let's say that knifes (which are popular) COULD ( and HAVE BEEN) used to kill people. Does that mean we should abolish knife technology? No. Just because something is possible, that doesn't mean it is necessary to be likely.

      You have no evidence of this happening. Why? Because selfdriving cars aren't popular yet. You're making a claim based off no evidence.

  • jagerbomb7810
    jagerbomb7810 Месяц назад

    If your tire suddenly blows out. And you still have enough control over your car decide weather you would rather swerve left and hit a school bus full of children or swerve right and go off a cliff. You probably have enough control to stay on course long enough to bring the car to a safe stop.
    Im sure they could program computers to react to mechanical malfunctions much better than most humans.

  • Dylan Mai
    Dylan Mai Месяц назад

    Great graphics!

  • Adam.
    Adam. Месяц назад

    Something I still haven't heard a decent answer to is what about people who use cars for "unusual" purposes. Say for example, a farmer who takes their car into a field to check sheep. Or someone who needs to drive a car into a forest for gamekeeping or something. How would that work? Especially if this idea came true of people not actually owning personal cars but instead just ordering one in a similar way you call a taxi.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      Adam. Specialized tasks would be given specialized rules/tools.

      The vehicle/rules of the selfdriving car for farming purposes would be different than the vehicle/rules of the self driving car for public-rode-driving purposes.

      Some solutions COULD be:

      1) The farm/gamekeeping vehicle and the public-road vehicle would be DIFFERENT types of vehicles. The farm/gamekeeping vehicle would be programmed to only work in places that are not public roads. This could be determined by gps. And if the farm/gamekeeping vehicle has to cross a public road, to get to the other part of a farm, then the selfdriving part would kick back in for the time needed to cross the road.

      2) The farm/gamekeeping vehicle and the public-road vehicle would be the SAME vehicle. The car would be programmed to be both selfdriving (on the roads) and manually driven (on non public areas), which could be determined by gps.

      These are two possibilities. If given more time, I'm confident I could think of more.

  • Titan Csokona
    Titan Csokona Месяц назад +2

    Everyone who isn't a total moron would buy such a car, it just hasn't been researched much because there are idiots who think a human (an easily distractable always multitasking creature with a slow reaction/thinking time) is better than a program (a robot which has one job to fulfill, to keep you safe and to transport you fast).

  • devilpizza123
    devilpizza123 Месяц назад

    you are such a sexy man.

  • Alex Kang
    Alex Kang Месяц назад

    For some reason, people are fascinated, convinced and seem to want the scenario where AI powered cars make decisions on who to kill and call it an ethical problem. This is utter, utter nonsense and is distracting from the truth: Cars are not entities, they do no think, they do not feel; they only do as told by a defined program and ultimately, THE DRIVER. Limitations, clear definitions and disclaimers to what the vehicle can and cannot do, it is the driver that ultimately decides on whether or not they use the system with full knowledge that it is fallible. Despite airliners being capable of flying themselves, should an issue arise, an airplane will automatically disconnect autopilot and hand control back to the pilots. In most cases, the full responsibility falls on the pilot of the aircraft and not some black and white ethics dilemma.
    The entire notion of killer AI robot cars and calling an ethics problem is nothing more than a wishful fantasy. As great as self-driving cars would be, we need to focus on the real problem: lousy, inconsiderate and irresponsible drivers that don't care about driving properly.

  • davekachel
    davekachel Месяц назад

    He becomes grey :O

  • Alexander Campbell
    Alexander Campbell Месяц назад

    I think we should make it so that only great drivers can drive

  • Victor0326
    Victor0326 Месяц назад

    Here's what's going to happen, guaranteed. There is going to be an accident involving an autonomous vehicle, and even though it wasn't necessarily the AI's fault that the accident happened, and in fact it did choose the least amount of damage or casualties possible, the media will horde it up in the title to say "AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE CRASHES INTO CAR, SEVERAL INJURED" or something of the like. Although it may be safer to drive in autonomous cars rather than human ones, there will be other humans driving on the road as the transition occurs, which would make scandalous media claims possible, and in fact might even completely shutdown autonomous driving. To make it a safe enough system so that this doesn't happen, is like in airplanes where the more tedius tasks up to the operator, e.g. lift off and landing, and let the ai take over the rest of the drive/flight where it is easier to control. A partial AI transition is crucial, although to the consumer it may seem insignificant, it probably is more worth it than having the blind media just go straight to blaming the generalized "AI" of the vehicle. As such engineers need to be very careful in implementing and distributing the actual systems as well.

    • Justin X
      Justin X 29 дней назад

      Victor0326 Thank you for clearly explaining this.

      Everyone against this seems to think it would be a big-government-crack-down overnight that mandates that all cars be selfdriving, or that the market will be immediately flooded somehow.

      The whole point of transitioning to selfdriving cars is to TRANSITION. As in, over a period of time. Not suddenly.

  • Tournel Henry
    Tournel Henry Месяц назад

  • KSP Bros
    KSP Bros Месяц назад

    if all cars on the highway were autonomous, the example you demonstrated would be solved, as the car to the left would slow down to ley you swerve left.

  • Simme Rocky
    Simme Rocky Месяц назад

    Lol, BWM struggling to beat a startup company.

  • John Citizen
    John Citizen Месяц назад

    What happens to the job market whens thousands of people will loose there jobs.

  • Tayredty
    Tayredty Месяц назад


  • Jason Hatt
    Jason Hatt Месяц назад

    You look like Elon Musk

  • Dominic Illenberger
    Dominic Illenberger Месяц назад

    BOOOOO I want to drive

  • thecanadianDJ
    thecanadianDJ Месяц назад

    Why make it feel like pressing a button rather than, you know, an actual button.

    • Comments Guy
      Comments Guy 11 дней назад

      thecanadianDJ i prefer the good ol key switch ma dude.

  • dgs .astgh
    dgs .astgh Месяц назад

    1:29 or slow down, and let the victim of whatever circumstances caused this accident, be the victim, not cause harm.

  • FHI
    FHI Месяц назад

    1:33 What's the problem with emergency braking?

  • Isaiah
    Isaiah Месяц назад

    well here is the thing. for at least the next 35 years not everyone will be able to afford a self driving car so.....

  • Ellie Johnson
    Ellie Johnson Месяц назад

    Initially i was skeptical, but i think i agree.

  • Sunny shah
    Sunny shah Месяц назад

    we wouldn't need cars if we have better public transportation in the cities

  • Nick Faber
    Nick Faber Месяц назад

    it would be sort of boring though

  • Connor Dow
    Connor Dow Месяц назад

    autonomous and electric cars will be a hard sell in cold countrys. as heaters require alot of energy and ice can mess with the sensors

  • Mike518Mike
    Mike518Mike Месяц назад

    Programming these "moral codes" in would probably cause bugs which would cause more deaths than the "moral codes" prevent. The truth is: Humans driving cars kills thousands.
    So I hold it with CGP Grey:
    No more monkeys driving cars. Bring these things on the roads already and ban human driven cars.

  • B Huse
    B Huse Месяц назад

    Human driven cars kill 30,000 a year

    Self-driving cars will end the jobs of 300,000 people.

    Either way, a lot of people are going to die.