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A more insidious use of driverless cars

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How secure is a driverless car really? If it is possible to hack into and manipulate the onboard computer of a standard motor vehicle then could this also be possible with a driverless car? Numerous cases in recent months have highlighted the relative ease with which car systems could be… Read more »

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Driverless cars under more scrutiny after easy hack exposed

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A security researcher has revealed a potential vulnerability in the computer systems used in the majority of newly developed self-driving cars. Using a common pulse generator combined with a laser pointer, the outlay for which would be less than $100, a hacker could fool the car’s systems into thinking that… Read more »

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Minister stresses need for cyber security in development of driverless vehicles

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Transport Minister Claire Perry has warned that “smart” motorways and driverless cars may attract hackers looking to cause harm and chaos on Britain’s roads. She told the Commons transport committee, “The more we move to technologically assisted forms of transport, whether it’s smart motorways or driver assisted vehicles, there is… Read more »

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