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Why Mercedes’ decision to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians is probably the right thing to do

Imagine you're driving down a road with your friend in the front seat. A child appears after chasing their football into the middle of road, and your only choices are to run them over or swerve into a tree, which could kill you and your passenger. What do you do? It sounds like a test to determine someone's level of psychopathy, but it's actually a decision that the developers of autonomous vehicles have been faced with since the idea first materialised.
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