To help autonomous vehicles make moral decisions, researchers ditch the ‘trolley problem’, and use more realistic moral challenges in traffic, such as a parent who has to decide whether to violate a traffic signal to get their child to school on time, rather than life-and-death scenarios.

To help autonomous vehicles make moral decisions, researchers ditch the ‘trolley problem’, and use more realistic moral challenges in traffic, such as a parent who has to decide whether to violate a traffic signal to get their child to school on time, rather than life-and-death scenarios.