Reply to post: Re: Makes sense..

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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Re: Makes sense..

Well, I've seen small fences pivoted to the front that raise up after a luckless pedestrian flips up onto the car front. The idea is to catch the body when the horrified driver slams on the brakes (too late) so the pedestrian doesn't go forward and under the front wheels. If they're still alive, so much the better.

I can't recall any other safety gadgets in the pipeline offhand...? Perhaps 'reverse airbags?' Oh, or maybe a threateningly powerful loudspeaker directed towards the front that sounds like a lorry of live pigs locking up the brakes at 100kph?

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