Trick Your Ride? Cheap Hacks May Attack Driverless Cars

Posted on September 9, 2015

A security researcher says that the complex LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system used in many driverless car prototypes can be fooled with just $60 in parts. (LiDAR relies on the same principles of radar, but instead uses lasers, making it quicker and more accurate.)

The hack allows for the attacker to trick the self-driving vehicle into thinking there are objects where there actually isn’t — potentially forcing the car to slow down, stop, or swerve.

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Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, data security, driverless cars, passenger safety, self-driving vehicles, vehicle technology

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