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Spoofing and saturating LIDAR sensors

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by malcolm, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. malcolm

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    Download the full paper here.

    Article based on the above: Researchers blind autonomous cars by tricking LIDAR

     
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    Not very surprising. Police speed laser uses a lot of advanced techniques to combat laser jammers, but there actually exist some very effective LIDAR jammers that can block a reading indefinitely while not triggering any of the gun's jam detection functionality. Back in the older days, there were primitive jammers that simply output a lot of IR light at the same wavelength and that alone was enough.

    Currently there's very limited legislation against interfering with a LIDAR system, as opposed to radar which is tightly regulated by the FCC.


    With that said, that's a deliberate attack against a system. I don't think any self-driving hardware is resistant to that. You can draw Wile E Coyote style lane lines into a wall / over the side of a road and I'm sure AP will follow them to your doom. You can project large images of cars suddenly slowing down. Even computer vision is vulnerable to "adversarial images" where a inconsequential amount of noise could dramatically deteriorate classification:
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