Regarding the autonomous cars, perchance you will find THIS helpful:
Years ago, back on Spring 2012 if I remember correctly, I came to consider the following Ethical question:
You are driving a car, in one of the main streets in town. Getting close to a crossing, where children are now crossing the road.
Behind you, a truck is accelerating. You know, that – should you stop and refrain from hitting these children to death – the truck shall hit and kill you. But, should you step on the gas, kill these children and drive away fast, your own life shall be saved.
WHAT DO YOU DO??
For over six years, I had considered this question, until, while walking the winding and sidewalk-less road, through the Wood between Bačalky and Dětenice, I suddenly KNEW:
I WOULD HAVE STOPPED.
Let me die. As a DECENT man. But I shall NOT go on living, by murdering innocent children!!
I am Proud of it. ESPECIALLY since I KNOW, that EACH AND EVERY ISRAELI, OR AMERICAN, WILL STEP ON THE GAS.
I AM BETTER THAN THEM, FAR MORE MORAL THAN THEY ARE. AND I AM DEFINITELY PROUD OF IT.