A Safety-Case Approach for Ethical Considerations for Autonomous Vehicles

Catherine Menon, Robert David Alexander

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Ethical considerations for autonomous vehicles (AVs) go
beyond the “trolley problem” to include such aspects as risk /
benefit trade-offs, informed consent, risk responsibility and
risk mitigation within a system of systems. In this paper we
present a methodology for arguing that the behaviour of a
given AV meets desired ethical characteristics. We identify
some of the ethical imperatives surrounding the introduction
of AVs and consider how decisions made during development
can impact the ethics of the AV’s behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Event12th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Oct 20171 Nov 2017


Conference12th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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