When a car is out on the road, the driver has the responsibility to make moral and ethical decisions concerning not only his or her safety, but also the safety of others. Similarly, fully automatic self-driving cars would be expected to do the same. Designing self-driving cars is a difficult process as many ethical decision-making codes have to be programmed into the cars. Ethical principles have to be reviewed carefully before they are implemented into the self-driving cars so that the public approves them. Then, the accepted moral principles can be applied to design and solve ethical dilemmas of self-driving cars. As of now, existing technologies show some promising prospects of self-driving cars in the future.
Widely accepted ethical principles