On battlefields of the past, killing was intentional and intensely personal. In the future, the automated nature of combat, the artificial enhancement of soldiers and the speed and distances involved will threaten to undermine the warrior ethos

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Legislation on the testing of self-driving cars does not address liability and safety concerns, warn Ashley Nunes, Bryan Reimer and Joseph F. Coughlin

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In Tempe, Arizona, an autonomous Uber struck and killed a woman crossing a street at night. The incident is likely to test the public’s tolerance of AVs on real-world roads

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New ‘brain to vehicle’ system taps into a driver’s neurological activity to help ensure control and comfort

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Joshua Brown was just one of the more than 37,000 people who died in car crashes in the US last year—but his death continues to make headlines. Brown became the first person killed by an autonomous vehicle when his Tesla Model S collided with a truck while in Autopilot mode

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Ethical decisions have to be programmed into autonomous cars, like whether to always save the driver or to prevent injury to others on the road. Nicholas Evans is working to find those answers

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The government doesn’t want to stand in the way of autonomous vehicles. That’s the biggest message to emerge from the Trump administration’s newly updated guidelines for the nascent robo-car industry.

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Don’t kill humans. Reuters reports that autonomous-car software must be “programmed to avoid injury or death of people at all cost.” It overcomes any further questions about whether one life is more important than another by adding that vehicles must be blind to the age, gender, or physical condition of people involved in any accident

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