The global objective of the AVEthics project is to produce recommendations for a societally acceptable ethics policy for an AV in ethical dilemma situations. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to realize our objective, bringing together experts from philosophy, artificial intelligence and robotics, and social psychology. The first aim is to define and specify the kind of (artificial) ethics that can be applied to the artificial intelligence of an AV, including its moral principles, values and weighing rules and their position with respect to human ethics and ontology. The second aim is to model the properties of an artificial ethics numerically in order to test the interactions of an AV with other road users in dilemma situations. The third aim is to evaluate the social acceptability of the ethics principals proposed for an AV applied to simulated use cases.