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Autonomous Cars: A Rawlsian Solution

Picture of a autonomous car
Image courtesy of Michael Shick

In the months following the September 11th attack on the twin towers, Americans took to the roads. As passenger air miles fell, the freeways buzzed. Sadly the risk of dying in a hijacked plane was at worst 1 in 540,000. The risk of dying in a car accident? 1 in 7,000. People’s attempt to avoid flying in the 12 months after the attack has been estimated to have caused another 1,595 deaths. Continue reading Autonomous Cars: A Rawlsian Solution