The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

  • Опубликовано:  5 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: 5 603

  • MyChico333
    MyChico333 5 месяцев назад

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

    Humans are morons by nature

    • Nicholas Veridiculity
      Nicholas Veridiculity 10 дней назад

      'MyChico333', You are correct, and Veritasium is correct in highlighting your comment.

      How many ignorant, hypocritical people get politically outraged over guns and their mishandling, but give no such adamant scolding to cars and bad drivers--even while vehicle deaths rival or exceed guns deaths in number? How many people stick 'baby on board' labels on their cars, yet drive like they accept no responsibility?

      Mark my words: the lack of intelligence demonstrated by the average driver represents their ignorance and mindlessness regarding everyday life. How can we expect these lemmings to care about the world or other people when they can't even demonstrate such wisdom through the practical courtesy on the road, which not only lubricates the flow of traffic, but avoids accidents?

      Concerning those who are posting here defending the average driver outright, I must wonder what bias led you there, because the problem is so obvious.

  • Mr. Quindazzi
    Mr. Quindazzi 2 часа назад

    The answer is there are a large number of technical issues to work out including: how to make them work with drivered cars, currently prohibitive costs, and biggest of all- how to keep them from being hacked

  • ollie7400
    ollie7400 4 часа назад

    One of the most severe problems of the world of the future is likely to be overpopulation, so a few people kicking the bucket due to driving, might not be so bad, call it a mild version of natural selection

  • Iain Walker
    Iain Walker 2 дня назад

    just an advert. shame.

  • zodiacfml
    zodiacfml 4 дня назад

    Exactly the point and I love how it evaded the question! There shouldn't be a question for such because the machine's choice is only limited by its ability in a situation.

  • 陳奎佑
    陳奎佑 10 дней назад


  • Vellyxenya
    Vellyxenya 11 дней назад

    I just realised that Veritasium stands for Veritas : truth in latin Oo

  • Baqar Zaidi
    Baqar Zaidi 12 дней назад

    Why doesn't the self driving car just brake to stop from hitting the people who "Jay Walk".

  • Samuel van der Boom
    Samuel van der Boom 13 дней назад

    0:34 Where are your fingers, seriously?

  • dbjungle
    dbjungle 14 дней назад

    I think a big thing that would lead to safety is taking unnecessarily LARGE vehicles off the road as well

  • Karl Schafer
    Karl Schafer 14 дней назад

    hahaha, way to represent both sides.

  • Rajat Kumar
    Rajat Kumar 15 дней назад

    we don't want self driving cars
    idc for a better future or lesser accidents
    i want to drive.
    i am not handicapped and this would make me.
    i want the adrenaline in my veins.
    i want to feel alive.

  • Rajat Kumar
    Rajat Kumar 15 дней назад

    it is not a cancept car
    it is a sculture or something.

  • Haiying Zeng
    Haiying Zeng 17 дней назад

    really? I thought that the real moral dilemma was what to do about the thousands of people still waiting for organ transplants. the three thousand deaths a year from car accidents provide many of the organs used in transplants, and with that source eliminated, many will be stuck waiting for many more. sure, we could grow organs in animals, but the technology hasn't nearly advanced to that level yet..

  • steven Sandy
    steven Sandy 17 дней назад

    this isnt a dilemma as elon musk car tunnel system to projects on a single car drone carrier that can have 4 passengers no problem 100% electric and can do a state hop takes longer then flying but faster then driving you hop states with 5g and the drone and comes to a charging station and flys off smart charging for battery is keeping the corrosion rate to make battery last as long as you can which i hear is defendant if a smart system that kept them from falling into these points would fix

  • dsupre blue
    dsupre blue 19 дней назад

    the reason why we dont have these on the road is because of pleasure

    lets take me for example: i cant deive legally yet but when i do , i don't want no self driving piece of metal stuck in front of me... i want a car that makes me turn the whell , fell the engine , a car for me to control and not for me to use as a mobile chair. basacly what every "me" thinks is *i want to drive not to be driven*, i don't Care if that's going to make me go into ebay to buy a manual 2006 or 7 piece of manual metal. if *i* can *drive* it then k...

    im also not planing to do any shady stuff as it was one of my parents priorities to teach me about safety so driving and drinking wont be happening with me and if i want to use a phone on the road i will just buy one of those wireless things...........

    (sry for mah english)

  • Mister Dinner
    Mister Dinner 20 дней назад

    Its so true how if everyone used these there would be next to no crashes.

  • Sam Denty
    Sam Denty 20 дней назад

    Because people can't afford them

  • Ben Samberg
    Ben Samberg 20 дней назад


  • Andrew Wells
    Andrew Wells 21 день назад

    It is those decisions that matter though. I don't want a for-profit corporation making moral decisions for me. Why? Back to your SUV/motorcycle example. Swerve right to the motorcycle and it will probably kill them. Swerve left to the SUV, and those passengers might be critical injured. In an insurance settlement, the motorcycle wrongful death suit might be cheaper than paying for medical rehabilitation for a cab full of people in the SUV.

  • Earl Fechter
    Earl Fechter 22 дня назад

    maybe because they have these crappy cars that stop automatically if you're going to run into something. But, they also stop if some fat fool who's reading playboy or god knows what merges and swerves his car right in front of yours at a lower speed. It won't know the difference between that and driving right into a tree. Which everybody always does... lol.

    So we need to get these "safe" crappers of the road and burn them on a junk pile, and convince people that, no, THESE cars won't stop in the middle of the highway because the guy in front of you decelerates , and you end up getting literally rammed in the rear because of hal's bad judgement.

  • Anomonny SoundSys
    Anomonny SoundSys 22 дня назад

    Problem is, in some part of the world, the AI might be causing more accidents, because people can be very reckless and drive without caring about traffic rules at all, so in those situation, human can see how car behave and have doubts to slow down or prepare to avoid accident better than AI requiring more information than instinct. Like in India or in Southeast Asia.

  • whez08
    whez08 22 дня назад

    This is just an exotic thing. Generations has to change before these cars have a mass effect. Most people who are raised with regular cars won't allow somebody else take over their vehicle, including the vehicle itself. Especially a true Russian never will.

  • Sushi Moto
    Sushi Moto 22 дня назад

    As long as they don't ban people from driving and motorcycles that don't ride themselves are still around ill be fine. What's next, autonomous walking because people trip and fall sometimes? This will only make people even dumber than they already are. Now my issue with this is not the moral dilemma but how do you stop people from hacking your car and forcing you to pay a ransom in 2 hours or they'll crash your car into a lake? Remember that no software is perfect.

  • Apokalypzx
    Apokalypzx 22 дня назад

    Would you trust your life to a "Black box" that you know very little to nothing about?
    It's not until these cars develop a reputation through experience and become less of a "Black box" ("Grey box"?) that people will begin to trust them.

    Also, as these new cars make the mentioned moral decisions by themselves, you can't punish the car if it makes a bad decision. You would, instead, punish the car manufacturer; the people who wrote the algorithm that failed. This kinda seems like punishing my old driving instructor (14? years ago.) or my parents if I run someone over while writing this comment on my phone. Ultimately it would have been my decision and action, even though I learned that process of reasoning from another source, I would be the one responsible and punished. As you would punish the person/team who are responsible for the code that lead to the deaths, their punishment would be significantly lower than my punishment would be.

    So, all this means:
    You have to trust a black box which you know nothing about, which was built by a company that likely won't share the algorithms used, which were programmed by a team that won't likely face any major punishment for bugs they, understandably, overlooked...
    Kinda reminds me of that new movie with Schwarzenegger and the guy from HCF...

    Wow, that was a long one. I doubt anyone would read it, but here it is, my pent-up ramblings for the day.

  • It's Just Logiqal
    It's Just Logiqal 22 дня назад

    The people who program these cars had BETTER surround all their code with try { } catch( ) { } !

  • wolverine96
    wolverine96 23 дня назад

    That's one less subscriber for you.

  • Paulo Penteado
    Paulo Penteado 24 дня назад

    Derek is right, we need self-driving cars, and we need them soon. I would much rather have the few deaths resulting from software issues not yet being completely solved, than the many deaths resulting from human drivers.
    The comments about that specific scenario (like saying the obvious choice is keeping more following distance or swerving into the car) are missing the point. It is not about how to handle that specific scenario (if it were, it would be easy to program the solution). That scenario is just a simple way to show one out of millions of possibilities where the car might find out an accident is unavoidable, so it would have to choose the best among all the accident options. The details the cars will encounter will vary, a lot (it could be another vehicle erratically swerving into the way, a tree falling, people walking on the middle of the highway, false alarms, whatever), but there will always be these situations in which the car will have to make such difficult decisions.
    There will be situations where the cars will make decisions which were not the best. But at some point, cars will be taking better decisions than humans more often than not. If cars are not self-driving, these same decisions will be taken all the time by humans, who often will make a more random decision, not having the time, data or attention to properly consider everything.
    Software has many advantages, including the possibility of testing it for millions of possible difficult scenarios, way more than a human driver could ever be tested before being given a license. The cars on the road can also collect data on all accidents, which will go into a big repository to be used for testing future software.

    • Paulo Penteado
      Paulo Penteado 24 дня назад

      By the way, we already accept a small number of vehicles going around which do not ever swerve or brake to avoid accidents, and thus cause lots of deaths because of that. I am talking about trains. The point is, people can learn to accept and adapt to the limitations of the new vehicle system.

  • Culum Maitland
    Culum Maitland 25 дней назад

    I can't wait for self-driving cars! I get to drink as much as I want and not worry about driving home!

  • Stampylongbutt EmeraldCity
    Stampylongbutt EmeraldCity 25 дней назад

    Do you really expect a computer to haul 40 TONS of steel, food, and even livestock?

  • Caleb The Wipper
    Caleb The Wipper 25 дней назад

    2:30 how did u get on and off of floor 8?

  • mrhhj
    mrhhj 25 дней назад

    No more D.U.I.'S.

  • Dave G
    Dave G 26 дней назад

    Please stop comparing humans with automated machine. yes there are some irresponsible drivers that doesn't mean humans are not good at driving. A driver with good reflex is always better than Autonomous vehicle.

  • Chorschew Konrad
    Chorschew Konrad 27 дней назад

    You forgot that many people rely on driving. That's their income taxi driver for example so when autonomous driving takes place a huge amount of people going to loose their job.

  • Sander Koni
    Sander Koni 29 дней назад

    Tesla model S and X can already self drive.

  • LaFleur13
    LaFleur13 29 дней назад

    That's the best moral dilemmas you can come up with? there are more important ones that this one...

  • EmuStar Gaming
    EmuStar Gaming 29 дней назад

    The real problem with self driving cars is how much they'll cost. While yes, they can and will save numerous lies and trips to the emergency room, plus millions of dollars in vehicle damage, how will any of this happen if a lot of people can't afford the car in the first place?

  • Thashreef Muhammed
    Thashreef Muhammed 1 месяц назад

    What if a criminal hijack the car by hacking...??? I am afraid of disaster that happened in Fate of Furious...

  • Ecosse57
    Ecosse57 1 месяц назад

    just take a cab and let the rest of us not be utterly consumed by technology. friggin lemmings.

  • nwimpney
    nwimpney 1 месяц назад

    As with most statistics, the interpretation of the data is key. Even if 94% of collisions are caused by driver error, you have to consider if the average driver's likelyhood of causing a crash is proportional.
    If a very small percentage of drivers are "bad", and causing those accidents, the self driving car may beat the average in aggregate, while still putting the average driver at greater risk than they would be driving themselves.

    I don't know if this is the case or not, but most of the statistics I've heard are pretty simplistic.

  • Angry Encore
    Angry Encore 1 месяц назад

    Why do we have to choose between hitting the SUV or the motorcycle? If we're talking about a future car, it should be able to hit them both.

  • Angry Encore
    Angry Encore 1 месяц назад

    Always swerve into a motorcycle...thats any easy one, everyone knows that.

  • Hoss Cartwright
    Hoss Cartwright 1 месяц назад

    The only reason I'd like to have a driverless car is to get my drunk ass home.

  • Mole Downunder
    Mole Downunder 1 месяц назад

    The behaviour of the self-driving car should correspond to the rational self-interest of the driver as much as possible. We don't need to decide on what should be programmed into the car, our focus should be in making it as close to the driver's rational self-interest as possible. This will improve over time as technology advances so I don't think there really will be a dilemma. For example, a crude recognition system could swerve the car towards the bigger vehicle. A more advanced system could swerve the car towards what it recognises as a stranger rather than a family member.

  • Area85 Restorations
    Area85 Restorations 1 месяц назад

    Autonomous cars are going to kill more people than they save in my opinion. My friends 2016 BMW X5 caught fire one morning due to a rat chewing on the harness. Imagine doing 90 mph and your autonomous car has a short and steers you into a barricade. Murphy's law is an absolute, coming from someone with a masters in mechanical engineering.

  • Wolflens
    Wolflens 1 месяц назад


  • SweetAsHoney
    SweetAsHoney 1 месяц назад

    yep, more control/regulations by the government and corporate. more conformity, less freedom. make people feel safer in order to steal their freedom. simple strategy used for thousands of years by royals and elites.

  • legion
    legion 1 месяц назад


  • pascal jacob
    pascal jacob 1 месяц назад

    I can't wait to drive to work and then send my car off to find a parking space on it's own

  • Des Troya
    Des Troya 1 месяц назад

    I speak for millions of Americans, we don't want self driving cars. The price for them is just not worth it. Not only the cost of the new technology, the cost in terms of lost freedom and more control to government regulators and car companies over where we can or cannot drive. Also the possibility for cars to be hacked is already a very real issue, just look at what happen to Michael Hastings. Finally there is the issue of who is responsible for accidents from self driving cars, and the feeling of helplessness as your car crashes for you when if you had been behind the wheel you could have avoided it. It is obvious from the start this is not a good idea, and I hope it never comes to be a reality.

  • Robert Weekes
    Robert Weekes 1 месяц назад

    The other dilemma is replacing millions of people who drive for a living, transportation is the #1 industry in America.

  • Josh Daniel
    Josh Daniel 1 месяц назад

    You've shoulda tried a Tesla Model X

  • PowerPC602
    PowerPC602 1 месяц назад


  • Gleison Storto
    Gleison Storto 1 месяц назад

    I am still skeptical about seeing a company assuming full responsibility for a self-driving car. I am sure they will keep Tesla's or aircraft manufacturer's policies stating that the driver/pilot should always be ready to take control of the vehicle, if the vehicle internal systems fail.
    I would also like to see studies about driver training. Pilots must be periodically trained to be able to handle the automation in a modern aircraft. Why should self-driving cars be different?

  • Yuriy Fitsay
    Yuriy Fitsay 1 месяц назад

    We want to drive the car, to feel its inner mechanics, to have full control of this machine. that's a big reason for there not being such a large demand.

  • Yog  Bakhru
    Yog Bakhru 1 месяц назад

    not at all

  • Unidorsal Icosahedron
    Unidorsal Icosahedron 1 месяц назад

    Nice safira.

  • shinobody
    shinobody 1 месяц назад

    You're committing a huge fallacy tho - because HUMANS program these computers in self-driving cars. The same humans that make mistakes - when driving, or coding. How do we have ANY proof that in a pinch, autonomous cars would be safer? It's coder's mistake vs driver's mistake, until we get solid numbers.

  • Alex MC
    Alex MC 1 месяц назад

    what if all the cars were connected to each so that if one makes a decision the others know what to do,too. and Everyone is safe

  • ThePatrioticGamer
    ThePatrioticGamer 1 месяц назад

    Tesla already has a completely autonomous car that is 2x as safe as a human driver.

  • م هه
    م هه 1 месяц назад

    Im sorry. But people need to die... Even with all these deaths overpopulation is still happening. 400 every 3 minutes in India

  • BR5491Z1Z
    BR5491Z1Z 1 месяц назад

    ya stupid fock why didnt u go to an AMERICAN company like TESLA to make this video . ya DUMB ASS

  • Exelius
    Exelius 1 месяц назад

    The real moral dilemma is why we let stupid people drive cars and cause accidents.

  • François Maspuche
    François Maspuche 1 месяц назад

    It make me think about the time I started with the Motorcycle. I was like 16 and never driven but I still felt safer when I was driving than when he was... pretty strange.

  • Becky Ricard
    Becky Ricard 1 месяц назад

    Okay distracting driving is a problem, and people do make errors here's the thing though once these things are out on the lot how much of the public will be able to afford these safe vehicles? I'll bet due to insurance the people who probably should have these cars won't be able to afford them

  • prototip99
    prototip99 1 месяц назад

    you want to be driven places? oh that exists it's called public transport

  • Tidal Yacht
    Tidal Yacht 1 месяц назад

    Level 5 automated cars in the future will bring us one step closer to an NSA controlled society. Not only that, but they won't protect us from hackers.

  • wolverine96
    wolverine96 1 месяц назад

    I wonder how many people will be killed and injured if the autonomous cars get hacked?

    • Jake Smith
      Jake Smith 21 час назад

      That would be tricky considering all cars may be built on a different software architecture. People have enough trouble creating a virus that can attack all of the three main operating systems OSX, Windows, and Linux.

    • wolverine96
      wolverine96 23 дня назад

      Sam Clark I don't think you understand what I am saying.
      Let's say I made a virus that could spread to other self-driving cars. This virus would do absolutely nothing at all until a certain time and date, so nobody would even notice it was there. Then, on the right day and time, every single infected car/truck/van/semi would get onto the nearest expressway going the wrong way and take out everyone it could.
      This situation is not in the least far-fetched. There are existing cars today that have been hacked, allowing people to remotely control your brakes/steering/transmission/etc from their phone while you are driving.

    • Sam Clark
      Sam Clark 24 дня назад

      wolverine96 less than driver error accidents

  • M Lienau
    M Lienau 1 месяц назад

    think about all the jobs that would be lost.. Those who drive for a living would have to learn a technical skill.. it just doesn't cut it anymore!

  • Roland Németh
    Roland Németh 1 месяц назад

    Safe or not, I want to drive my car and not the car driving me.

  • kevlar20
    kevlar20 1 месяц назад

    I enjoyed that behind the scenes look in the elevator mirror.

  • FreelanceDev4life
    FreelanceDev4life 1 месяц назад

    The problem with this is by nature cars will not have the level of human emotion associated with human decision making. As such, a purely calculated choice by a machine will assess the situation without considering the human reactions of the other party involved.
    For example, someone runs a stop sign, collision imminent, someone is going to die, is the car going to be able to predict that the other driver was at fault? Why should I suffer for both man and machines actions? I already suffer for other idiots actions, why put machine on top of it?

    Human emotion is what makes us dangerous but it's what gives us our uniqueness. Without us being able to make decisions using human emotion we can't even begin to understand the other person. I fear that this will create a world where empathy is even harder to come by. I see people coping by saying "It wasn't your fault, it was a machine and another person." but you won't be able to change the effect it will have when you know that someone was killed because of the vehicle's actions you were in. When people are involved in a way that hurts someone of kills them, there is often grief, sorrow, pain, soul searching, and either bitterness or improvement. Without any chance for us to change that and grow as human beings, we will only grow backwards as a species. Pain, death, hard times, unfair treatment, and suffering, all give us chances to improve ourselves as it leads to self reflection. In a world without pain, no self improvement will happen and a society will die because there is little to no reason to overcome the world's cruelty and because people's cruelty can not be overcome by machines alone, there is no reason to be better.

  • Choco melk
    Choco melk 1 месяц назад

    This is sad news for people who enjoy driving a car by them self. I hope that in the future driving autonomously will not be the only Option, but that you could always take the steer if you want to.

  • Stefan Baars
    Stefan Baars 1 месяц назад

    The thing i have with self-driving cars is the fact that it's practically a computer, which means it can be hacked or get a virus. Which makes self-driving cars far less safe than cars like we have today.

    However if there's an autopilot button in your car which gives you the option to make it drive by itself, people will be less concerned about self-driving cars since you still have the freedom of choice.

  • Don Bodacious
    Don Bodacious 1 месяц назад

    aha, and I forgot: speeding, substance abuse, sleep deficiency and other incorrect behavior are the source for many accidents.

  • Jonathan Cross
    Jonathan Cross 1 месяц назад

    After all of that, he didn't answer the question? Who decides the tough choices and why?

  • Jurre Volkers
    Jurre Volkers 1 месяц назад

    Most of the donor organs come from people who died in car crashes. What will happen when those organs are more scarce because of safer autonomous cars? That is the real moral dilemma.

  • MrScottishBeaver
    MrScottishBeaver 1 месяц назад

    That was a pretty cheap conclusion. I thought he'd talk about tradeoff between risk aversion and speed. In the future it's entirely possible for "jailbroken" cars - or different safety preferences to compromise everyone else in the road. Being autonomous also requires uniformity

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee 1 месяц назад

    Excellent point! Despite the risks, autonomous cars will save more lives than they lose. We need to put the risks into perspective.

  • VioletGiraffe
    VioletGiraffe 1 месяц назад

    I trust an autonomous car more than a human driver, that's for sure.

  • Libertina Grimm
    Libertina Grimm 1 месяц назад

    let's get a video that is not sponsored by BMW that is more balanced. this just feels like an ad for BMW.

  • James Daniel Marrs Ritchey
    James Daniel Marrs Ritchey 1 месяц назад

    Would be cool if you could have an app on your phone that allows you to request your car to drive to your current location.
    Me, "Car come pick me up." Car, "Sure bro. Be there in 10."

  • James Daniel Marrs Ritchey
    James Daniel Marrs Ritchey 1 месяц назад

    You're reaching.

  • Nishant Gupta
    Nishant Gupta 1 месяц назад

    creating a video out of nothing, now that's what I call creativity 😎

  • zdrux
    zdrux 1 месяц назад

    The real dilemma is when will governments make it illegal to own your own car and drive by yourself? It will be done in the name of safety of course (all rights are removed using this method). You won't be able to go anywhere unless it's in an automated vehicle so it's always logged and tracked.. for safety reasons.

  • mjktrash
    mjktrash 1 месяц назад

    I used to like you and your channel, right up until I saw this video. Good bye.

  • Crotoman111
    Crotoman111 1 месяц назад

    I think self-driving cars will be great overall, but when problems DO arise, it'll be a legal nightmare to sort out. We can do it though! We've done more incredible stuff, like MAKE SELF-DRIVING CARS

  • bingola45
    bingola45 2 месяца назад

    The moral dilemma of automatic elevators was ignored in favor of cost.
    Sack a load of Blacks; save a load of money.

  • 144pandagirl
    144pandagirl 2 месяца назад

    When we shirk our responsibilities off onto other people or other things we also end up loosing our freedoms. I agree that distracted driving is a bad thing and needs to stop. If people can't control themselves and focus on the road, the government may one day mandate self-driving cars. Who knows, eventually the car will probably decide your route for you and not give you the choice as well. Something else that I think also needs to be considered is can these cars be hacked...what kind of deaths could we see from terrorists hacking cars? Any self-driving car should have manual override that can be engaged without going through the computer.

  • Air Pex!
    Air Pex! 2 месяца назад

    1:38 I love how it being an autonomous BMW is doubleparking right there :D

  • Andrew and Byron Juggling
    Andrew and Byron Juggling 2 месяца назад

    YES YES YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Give me self driving cars yesterday!

  • Meltroxgeolix LunarGlare
    Meltroxgeolix LunarGlare 2 месяца назад

    People complain about the computer system messing up. But may I remind you we rely on computer systems for literally everything. Like even the flight system to organize which flights take place at which times. And even things like dishwashers, or microwave ovens. So it's nothing new to rely on computers, and not to mention, people are way too easily distracted, while computers can't get distracted. They take in data from the components and process it, then choose a result based on how we programmed them. So they are way safer than humans. However! The only problem is, they have to track road lines, and they can't really see far ahead like humans can, and can't recognize things as well as us. But that is only a problem because the roads are not made for self driving cars. For example, if every car was autonomous, they could all communicate through a data system and know where virtually any car around them is. Not to mention the roads could be made to have some sort of emitter or something the vehicle can track, so it doesn't even need road lines to track. So driving in weather wouldn't be a problem. Also the street lights would not be necessary, and instead could be linked to an autonomous system so everything is synchronized. And if for any reason something did go wrong. The vehicles within the area would be notified, letting you know of an accident ahead, and give you alternate routes. Not to mention if the whole system was connected, the cars would not need such a physical tracking system if all the routes of other cars around yours could be identified so your car knows not to pull into a lane at a certain moment another car is. So currently self driving cars are a mess. But if the whole system was redone (a lot of time and money). It would be nearly perfect and a whole lot safer, and easier for everyone.

  • gnarmad
    gnarmad 2 месяца назад

    see? Las Vegas is cold in the winter

  • John Smith
    John Smith 2 месяца назад

    I am really skeptical about the abilities of self driving cars during a Canadian winter. With salt, snow, sand, and ice blowing around (hindering sensors), coupled with slippery roads, I don't think the car would fare well. I saw an "incident" on YouTube where a Tesla on autopilot followed a truck that was changing lanes (because it could not see the lane markings), forcing the driver to intervene to prevent the car from ramming another vehicle in the adjacent lane.

    Yes, some humans do a bad job at driving in all-seasons, but there are other ways to prevent that. For example, harsh penalties for distracted driving (i.e. jail time), and cops targeting distracted drivers rather than issuing tickets for technicalities.

  • Erik Le Blanc Pleym
    Erik Le Blanc Pleym 2 месяца назад

    This "Real Moral Dilemma" ties to all technology which we westerners are so privileged to have. Had the right socio-economic system been in place we could stop and completely reverse global warming in 20 years and build a colony on the moon as a hobby.
    The technology that is already invented and just sits there waiting for the economy to catch up is beyond our wildest trans-humanist utopian dreams. However, the science is only as strong as it's weakest chain and right now economy is at the point in it's development where it executes Galileo for blasphemy.
    The very notion that many will immediately jump to conclusions about me being a voluntaryist or communist or whatever economic theory they most despise just goes to show how dark the dark ages of political economy is.
    Most are to unwilling to face the discomfort that will come with such a radical economic reform as we unquestionably will need before the next century. (Look up "HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY" to understand why).
    So the real moral dilemma is that we're not stepping out of our comfort zone and ask what are we going to do about this.

  • Petr Novák
    Petr Novák 2 месяца назад

    To add my two cents to the discussions here, I see a different scary problem than ethics or assigning guilt in cases of accidents... I see a problem with hacking.
    I presume the cars wont be completely separated from the global net. And if the softwares architecture isnt 100% safe from breach, this would be the first time ever, that someone could "hack" into a controlable lethal weapon on large scale. I mean, pilotless war drones are probably not being remotely controled by criminals, but there are very few of these, are proabably really well made and are controled by the military. This stuff will one day be made in china for a thousand dolars... what level of security will those cars have?

  • Bongan
    Bongan 2 месяца назад

    A quick question, did you rewrite the script anything or just went with what BMW gave you? Watching your other videos, there is a noticable difference. And now I feel sad.

  • Jim Teevan
    Jim Teevan 2 месяца назад

    The problem is fairness. I completely agree that fewer crashes are a good thing, and I also agree that automation is the way to do that. It simply "FEELS" unfair if I end up in an accident because of a machine's decision. If I crash, it's my fault, and I can deal with that. If something crashes me, it seems somehow unfair.

  • KDreezy Gaming
    KDreezy Gaming 2 месяца назад

    "Filling the roads with autonomous cars will eliminate jobs" - False. Who will program new algorithms,software and protocols for these cars? Programmers. Who will repair these cars? Mechanics, electrical engineers, IT. Who will harvest the materials for these vehicles? Miners, heavy machine/vehicle operators, managers etc. Who will build the factories to produce these vehicles and the robots which assemble the parts that humans don't assemble? Construction workers. The list goes on and on. People said the same thing about computers and calculators when they came out. "What will all the people with jobs in mathematics and engineering do with all these computers eliminating their jobs?" They find other things to do. There is always something. I have the theory of the conservation of jobs, jobs can't be created or destroyed, they can only change form or be moved. :P

  • Daniel Matthews
    Daniel Matthews 2 месяца назад

    The moral dilemmas are not the problem so much as the fact that if you hard code solutions into car software people can then exploit those scenarios reliably to murder people. e.g. If I want to kill the driver of car [A] I just have to wait at a point I know they routinely pass and then roll an empty pram into the path of oncoming car [B] such that it swerves into the path of car [A] rather than kill a baby that does not have the protection of a car around it. Do it on a bridge or near a steep drop-off and the destruction is potentially even greater. It is the predictability of the autonomous cars that will be the problem, a very practical exploit and not a question of philosophy etc.