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Do Driverless Cars Dream of Electric Sheep?


Simon Chesterman


National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

September 1, 2016


Abstract:     
In August 2016, Singapore introduced the first driverless taxis in the world. Such autonomous vehicles offer the prospect of safer and cheaper transportation of people and goods, but technology is racing ahead of our laws — and our morals. This short article discusses some of the regulatory challenges raised by the introduction of self-driving cars as well as some of the ethical dilemmas posed by the need to programme such vehicles to respond to emergency situations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Self-Driving Vehicles, Law, Regulation, Traffic Law, Trolley Problem


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Date posted: September 6, 2016  

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Chesterman, Simon, Do Driverless Cars Dream of Electric Sheep? (September 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2833701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2833701

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Simon Chesterman (Contact Author)
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )
469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776
Singapore
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