AI4people: Ethical guidelines for the automotive sector-fundamental requirements and practical recommendations

Christoph Lütge, Franziska Poszler, Aida Joaquin Acosta, David Danks, Gail Gottehrer, Lucian Mihet-Popa, Aisha Naseer

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This paper presents the work of the AI4People-Automotive Committee established to advise more concretely on specific ethical issues that arise from autonomous vehicles (AVs). Practical recommendations for the automotive sector are provided across the topic areas: Human agency and oversight, technical robustness and safety, privacy and data governance, transparency, diversity, non-discrimination and fairness, societal and environmental wellbeing, as well as accountability. By doing so, this paper distinguishes between policy recommendations that aim to assist policymakers in setting acceptable standards and industry recommendations that formulate guidelines for companies across their value chain. In the future, the automotive sector may rely on these recommendations to determine relevant next steps and to ensure that AVs comply with ethical principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-125
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Technoethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Ai4people
  • Autonomous driving
  • Autonomous vehicle ethics
  • Ethics of ai
  • Fundamental rights
  • Governance
  • Override
  • Regulation
  • Self-driving cars
  • Transparency


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