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Who Lives and Who Dies When Artificial Intelligence Drives Your Car?

It’s winter 2030, and your fully autonomous full-size SUV is cruising down a snowy country road. Unlike today’s autopilot Teslas, your car doesn’t have a gas pedal, breaks, steering wheel, or even a front windshield. The car is truly, fully autonomous, reflecting Level 5 automation, in the term of art. For safety, you’re in a rear-facing seat, and to pass the time, you’re watching Avengers: Endgame in classic 2D on your car’s rear holoscreen. Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to AI.

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