I don't think the Model S can make a decision like this yet - it doesn't recognize things well enough (could be mistaken).
But future generations of the Model S will. Wonder what Tesla will do? And will they tell the buyers?
Very interesting article though. I'm not sure I could steer into a wall even to save 10 baby buggies full of babies, if I knew I was going to die. But I can say I'd like my car to do that if the situation ever arose.
So in reality I think we will see self driving cars being programmed to behave in the most PREDICTABLE way in these types of situations, rather than doing choosing between lesser evils.
Sorry, what do you mean by "predictable"? In the child v mother example for instance?
Silly article. The car should not be in a situation that force it to decide to kill 10 pedestrians. How the hell did 10 pedestrians get in front of the car? The car will be programmed, in advanced, to avoid these types of situations.
With the sensor where exactly? (Clue: high energy EM radiation goes through objects/doesn't bounce, so a sensor beyond the object would be required).