Development of Socially Sustainable Traffic-Control Principles for Self-Driving Vehicles: The Ethics of Anthropocentric Design

Milos N. Mladenovic, Montasir Abbas, Tristram McPherson

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Abstract

Converging effect of communication, sensing, and in-vehicle computing technology has ensured potential to develop large-scale deployment of self-driving vehicles. Considering the potential impact of this technology, the approach for development cannot overlook needs regarding sustainability and social considerations. This paper argues that control technology for self-driving vehicles has both direct and indirect effect on fundamental human rights, and that the anthropocentric design perspective is a necessary ethical approach. Furthermore, we present current perspectives on operational principles, and relevant theoretical and empirical social implications. We conclude that there is potential for development of traffic-control principles for self-driving vehicles on the basis of mutually-advantageous cooperative production. Finally, we present several important areas for further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology -
Duration: 23 May 201424 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology
Period23/05/201424/05/2014

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