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Attacks on Autonomous vehicles

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by malcolm, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    Okay, this gets a nine-point-oh on my weird-sh*t-o-meter

    Is the human driver simply irritating pedestrians or is this the start of a new street sport?

    People are reportedly attacking driverless cars in California

    And although not technically a car:

    Anyone looking into the effects of barbecue sauce on cameras and Lidars?
     
  2. Tiger

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    This is natural. All electronic devices get hacked, this is how their security systems get improved.
     
  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    What 'security system' would prevent this? Adding 300V to the shell? Semi-serious... hard to 'prevent' physical force externally without a force field option (which would do away with the next for Suntek/XPel for cars....). :D
     
  4. Tiger

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    It will be solved, one way or another, or otherwise the systems are not viable and humans supercede.
     
  5. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

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    This is a typical Luddite response. I had this discussion a couple years ago with a friend, and he was surprised that I would predict such vandalism. To me it's pretty obvious there will be more of this in the future, until autonomous cars are commonplace. It will be particularly bad against autonomous semis. I expect the Teamsters to try to block them for as long as possible with dire warnings about safety, etc., until the numbers are so obviously in favor of autonomous being safer that it will be nearly impossible to insure a human-driven semi. There will also, of course, be support for autonomous from many companies who are interested in the cost savings. I would not want to be a (younger) taxi/Lyft/Uber/truck driver right now.
     
  6. chillaban

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    I've heard from some people living in SF and Mountain View that some self driving cars do really idiotic things, like stopping suddenly, or making really slow lane changes, or allowing a lot of drivers to cut in front while blocking traffic behind them….

    So some of this might not just be a hatred of autonomous driving tech, but be the same kind of road rage reactions that happen in these areas when one driver thinks another is being unskilled and causing a delay to them. Doesn't make that behavior right, but there's a lot of social dynamics too of driving that are conveniently distilled away when it comes to filing an accident report.
     
  7. run-the-joules

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    There will also be those of us supporting autonomous semis because w are sick of being stuck behind one semi overtaking another at 0.0000000001 mph faster up a hill.

    Yes, I'm petty, but god that drives me nuts.
     

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