The (In)evitability of Vehicle Autonomy: Beyond Consequentialism and Deontology
The development of autonomous vehicle (“AV”) technology has taken the world by storm. This unstoppable rise suggests some form of inevitability for AV technology, a hypothesis that will be tested in my thesis. I will apply two perspectives to the AV case to assess its character: technological determinism (“TD’’) and social construction of technology (“SCOT”). On the whole, the AV case shows strong signs of a deterministic expansion. As a result, I propose for policy makers to make this case a matter of public concern. I suggest that through a top-down directive, car manufacturers should be made to abide by a socially responsible ethical framework.
S. Janssen. (2020, March 4). The (In)evitability of Vehicle Autonomy: Beyond Consequentialism and Deontology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/52024