Self-driving cars and the trolley-car problem

I used to write a lot about the ethics of self-driving cars, particularly with regard to the trolley-car problem (would a self-driving car protect its passengers over pedestrians? would their age make a difference? who would be at fault?). This was when I believed that the people designing, producing, programming, and testing self-driving cars were operating under the same ethical framework as me and a bunch of moral philosophers.

This is apparently not the case. The questions we were asking were not the right ones and were in fact far too advanced. I should have known capitalism would beat ethics.

https://gizmodo.com/the-deadly-recklessness-of-the-self-driving-car-industr-1831027948

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