Tesla and the ethics of self-driving cars

Self-driving technology has come a long way in recent years, but it remains far from perfect.

And that’s partially because of decisions made — not by the cars — but by programmers.

Tesla recalled 54,000 cars because of a feature built into the car’s autopilot that allowed it to roll through stop signs. In other words, it was programmed to break the law.

Today, On Point: Who should regulate the program in self-driving cars?

Rebecca Heilweil, reporter for Vox, covering emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and logistics. (@rebheilweil)

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, director of the Robotic Institute and professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Former co-director of the Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles at the University of Michigan.