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SciTech Now Episode 310

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists are discovering ways to use 3D printed tissue in organ transplants; Joey Stein has invented a device to communicate with fireflies; Professor of Philosophy Shannon Vallor discusses the ethical issues behind driverless cars; and how officials, scientists, and politicians are working together to fight the Zika virus in […]

The ethics of driverless cars

Studies estimate that at least 380 million semi- or fully-autonomous vehicles will occupy roads by 2030. While driverless cars are projected to increase efficiency and reduce traffic, they also raise important ethical questions. Reporter Andrea Vasquez discusses some of these questions with Shannon Vallor, Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.