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Driverless cars will kill cyclists, warns nature magazine

Moral psychologist Azim Shariff believes that autonomous cars will be programmed to redistribute risk away from some people and towards others. “Consider an autonomous car that is deciding where to position itself in a lane – closer to a truck to its right, or a bicycle lane on its left,” said Shariff, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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