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The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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Do or Die Raging Bull

On this episode of Do or Die, run for cover as an enraged fighting bull lunges into a crowd of spectators. See what happens when a stuck gas pedal propels a terrified woman down the road at nearly 120 miles per hour. And experience a vacation gone horribly wrong as a mammoth wave washes a pair of unsuspecting tourists off a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Fifth Estate GM Recall: The Switch from Hell

This Fifth Estate investigation raises the ultimate business ethics question: if you're a company that has to recall and repair your product, does the safety of your customers outweigh the cost of admitting your errors? It was a deadly defect in an ignition switch that led to the recall of millions of GM cars like the Cobalt and the Ion and the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

The Nature of Things Supercar, Building the Car of the Future

With rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns, never before has it been so urgent to imagine what next year’s car model might look like. But there is hope. All over the world there are people trying to figure out how to build an environmentally and socially sound version of the car. Join engineering professor Brian Fleck on a quest to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2010 Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

In the last few months, the Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled more than eight million vehicles. The recall came after a number of complaints about the safety of some of its models. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at why the giant Japanese company took such drastic action, and how the recall affected Toyota owners in Canada.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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