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A new study finds a potential risk with self-driving cars: failure to detect dark-skinned pedestrians
Written by Sigal Samuel on Vox.
“The list of concerns about self-driving cars just got longer.
In addition to worrying about how safe they are, how they’d handle tricky moral trade-offs on the road, and how they might make traffic worse, we also need to worry about how they could harm people of color.
If you’re a person with dark skin, you may be more likely than your white friends to get hit by a self-driving car, according to a new study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology. That’s because automated vehicles may be better at detecting pedestrians with lighter skin tones.”