The driving autonomous poses serious challenges to the industry of the automobile and the society. They not only focus on solving the technical and mechanical aspects to make them a reality. They also focus on the problems that may arise when the first accidents between vehicles of this type occur. In such cases what will happen to the victims? who will be responsible for the damage and damaged lives?
The Swedish firm Volvo, already gave a blow on the table and it has pledged to take responsibility for the problems that cause their autonomous vehicles. However, no brand has joined this bandwagon. There is where lies the dilemma moral that is affecting to the driving autonomous. If them vehicles decide what do in each moment and them drivers is fail completely of it driving, is of understand that them responsible should be them manufacturers of these vehicles, not?
A question also arises in the midst of this dilemma. In an accident who save, the driver or other pedestrians or drivers? Mercedes-Benz has it very clear and are inclined to save the driver and passengers from their cars. This is the statement made by the head of systems assist the driver and active safety of Mercedes-Benz in an interview with Car & Driver.
According to Von Hugo if one of its autonomous cars must decide between saving the life of a pedestrian or driver, the car must save his driver. This response may not be very popular, but at least we know of Mercedes-Benz official posture in this regard. However, this position has a deeper background. For responsible for Mercedes-Benz vehicle must protect what you know that you can protect, i.e. If it can adequately protect the driver and his companions and questions of protection that other actors in the environment, may have the car has to take care of its occupants.
With these words we don’t want to charge against Mercedes-Benz, or much less. This is simply a position in a situation, which most likely change over time and the normalization of autonomous driving. Recognize that it is the only brand that is fully wet and his courage is a sign of commitment to its customers.
Source-Car & Driver