Fastco: A Redesigned Steering Wheel
As part of Fast Company's new 'Provocation' series, Map was asked to share thoughts on the future of the steering wheel in self-driving vehicles. Map's solution focussed on a dial on the dashboard that lets passengers decide how much they want their car to prioritise their own safety over that of other people.
There are four options: “Protectionist,” where the car protects the passenger at all costs; “humanist,” where the car tries to reduce the total amount of injury and save the most number of people; “altruistic,” where the car prioritises pedestrians above its occupants; and “random,” where the car chooses one of the options and removes the decision-making power from the passenger altogether.
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