Trust and resilient autonomous driving systems

Adam Henschke*

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Autonomous vehicles, and the larger socio-technical systems that they are a part of are likely to have a deep and lasting impact on our societies. Trust is a key value that will play a role in the development of autonomous driving systems. This paper suggests that trust of autonomous driving systems will impact the ways that these systems are taken up, the norms and laws that guide them and the design of the systems themselves. Further to this, in order to have autonomous driving systems that are worthy of our trust, we need a superstructure of oversight and a process that designs trust into these systems from the outset. Rather than banning or avoiding all autonomous vehicles should a tragedy occur, despite these systems having some level of risk, we want resilient systems that can survive tragedies, and indeed, improve from them. I will argue that trust plays a role in developing these resilient systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-92
Number of pages12
JournalEthics and information technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Autonomous vehicle systems
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Internet of things
  • Resilience
  • Trust


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