The autonomous age will also raise new ethical questions, says Ford: what would a self-driving car do when faced with the choice of crashing into 10 pedestrians or killing its occupant? Human drivers react as best they can. But autonomous cars will need to be told what to do. Will autonomous Fords choose to kill the driver to save 10 bystanders? Will Fords kill the driver, and Toyotas kill the crowd? Will Fords in Detroit do one thing and Fords in Shanghai do another?The idea that the answer may be different depending on manufacturer and especially different based on location, Shanghai or Detroit, hints that the solution could be a Private Property Society solution.
Property owners (or highway owners) could set their own rules as to how software must be set on autonomous cars or it's possible some could leave it up to the manufacturer of automobiles and allow all types of automobiles.
Perhaps riders would choose only highways that allowed certain types of driver protections.