Au­tonomous Vehicles

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Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars/​trucks/​&c., are vehicles that can make steering, pedaling, or braking decisions to some extent. They are notable for being a present-day case where alignment and AI safety are important—for example, AI should not crash a car in order to gather data about car crashes.

In addition, autonomous vehicles present important ethical questions—for example, how much should a self-driving car focus on the safety of passengers, as opposed to people outside of the car? If autonomous vehicles become significantly less accident-prone than (and approximately as cheap as) human-driven ones, should government policies require people to use them for public safety?

Note: posts specifically about autonomous vehicles should be given higher relevance than ones that simply use them as examples.

Notes on Au­tonomous Cars

gwern24 Jan 2013 3:09 UTC
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Ne­vada Passes Law Autho­riz­ing Driver­less Cars

Kevin23 Jun 2011 23:08 UTC
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Uber Self-Driv­ing Crash

jefftk7 Nov 2019 15:00 UTC
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[Question] Will au­tonomous cars be more eco­nom­i­cal/​effi­cient as shared ur­ban tran­sit than busses or trains, and by how much? What’s some good re­search on this?

MakoYass31 Jul 2019 0:16 UTC
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The au­topi­lot prob­lem: driv­ing with­out experience

Stuart_Armstrong13 May 2013 12:42 UTC
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[QUESTION]: Driver­less car forecasts

VipulNaik11 Jul 2014 0:25 UTC
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Over­sight of Un­safe Sys­tems via Dy­namic Safety En­velopes

Davidmanheim23 Nov 2018 8:37 UTC
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[LINK] Utili­tar­ian self-driv­ing cars?

V_V14 May 2014 13:00 UTC
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New busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties due to self-driv­ing cars

chaosmage6 Sep 2017 20:07 UTC
12 points
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Sel­ling Nonapples

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Nov 2008 20:10 UTC
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