Self-driving Carnage: Cyber-Terrorism & Autonomous Vehicles

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  • [ – ] Dooooooooooooooom reply I'd feel more comfortable if things were just stricter with human drivers, making it easier for them to lose their license / vehicle if they are bad drivers. Folks that insist on texting when they should be watching the road, others driving under the influence, et cetera have no business driving.
    • FunkyMunky parent reply I agree completely. Driving a car is treated as a right instead of a qualification or skill that needs to be earned
    • top10archives parent reply It seems no matter the restrictions that are imposed on drivers, the punishments that they face, and the fines that are dished out, it only gets worse. Not sure there is a feasible means of making the roads entirely safe, because there will always be someone there to mess it up.
  • ScammerRevolts reply Most modern cars that aren't self driving can still be hacked and it's thought this has been the preferred way of secret planned deaths.
  • [ – ] HorrorsFreaksAndCreeps reply This is already a reality according to Wikileaks. CIA reportedly took control of Michael Hasting's vehicle to kill him.
  • [ – ] CorpseDragon reply No matter how much security these cars will have, there will always be someone 2 steps ahead of the game. Guess we will have to wait and see.
    • Xexor parent reply Great. So I'm always slightly paranoid about other drivers now, and in a few years I'll be paranoid about my own car instead. On the plus side, I get to continue to be a little paranoid. o_O
  • [ – ] lionheart361 reply You know an easy solution for this would be for people to stop relying on cars in general...if less people drove means less spaces is needed for Parking lots/parking garages meaning housing and commerical buildings can be placed closer together. This in return means you don't need to drive a hour to get to work. And hackers cant get access to your legs after all. Just a thought.
    • FunkyMunky parent reply I agree. City planning is almost entirely based around cars. There is no reason for it to be this way
  • [ – ] SylvesterSan reply So we'd need a lot of hackers employed by the self driving car manufacturers that try to hack into the system and alert the company every time they find a leak in the security.
  • MadJim reply Self driving cars are still needing very frequent human intervention while traveling under their own guidance. The manufacturers are not so keen to have this widely publicized. The implementation of self driving cars is just another aspect of the subjugation of the human population by the globalist elites.
  • c_arnold03 reply C.I.A.'s doing that already.
  • ninjapretzel reply Cars should be hacked day 0. The earlier there are hacking incidents with these cars, the sooner they will become decently safe.
  • GrimeySavage reply Speaking of hacking vehicles, I wonder how long the manufacturer will keep the OS patched. Once a vehicle is no longer compatible with the current OS the oem is running, hopefully we won't have to get very expensive upgraded parts or buy a new vehicle to stay secure. What happens when the OEM goes out of business?
  • stacklinstudio reply As a network architect, I can say this is scary, but it would be the next evolutionary step. I get that cars are nice to drive and all, but sometimes you just need to sit back, that's why I love the Tesla experience because of how it handles the AI. While the computer is mostly in control, you, at any moment, can regain control and do things yourself. I think that people need to, instead of being afraid, try to learn so they can help AVOID the issues and potential hacks in the future.
  • [ – ] blazedu reply exactly the same thought dave. I much rather have control of my car at all times and be surrounded by people in control of their own cars than risking one self driving car to cause an accident. Don't risk your liberty for convenience.
    • [ – ] FunkyMunky parent reply TBH I'd trust a vulnerable computer over most of the morons on the road these days. The roads are dangerous because of the people that are allowed on them
      • blazedu parent reply but then again, what's the difference between a reckless self driven car and a human driven one? I don't know, i think i'd take the risk with the humans.
  • Politics_N_Games reply If I were an unscrupulous oil corporation, I would pay the manufacturers to have the self-drive cars drive at uneconomical gears and speeds.
  • SamEarl13 reply I hope that even if self driving cars become the normal that people still have to take driving tests anyway just in case. There is already enough terrible drivers on the roads without the potential of having people that have no idea what they're doing. Plus the idea that someone could mess with your car while its going down a motorway is terrifying.
  • [ – ] yuiopads reply *Lays down on the ground* FEEEAUUUUUUTUUUUREE
  • Craftwithcookies reply They could just make an Emergency button that you can press that will disconnect your car to the internet... cars aren't part of the internet why can't anyone get that?
  • Jijipoid reply I think that it is a great idea.. but I do not think i would want to go for a COMPLETELY autonomous vehicle. I think if they go down this road there should be some kind of manual override where you can still take control of the vehicle and drive it yourself if indeed something were to go wrong such as getting hacked or some kind of file corruption happened... basically the manual override will render it just like any other car we have now... and it would be something that could not be disabled.. this i think would still make having an autonomous car great.. since having to manually take over shouldn't be a common thing for most people.. sure people would probably still have to take a lesson in driving but it would be safer imo..
  • [ – ] crissymoss reply Some of these cars are being designed without a steering wheel. I'm not okay with that. They need to have the ability for the driver to take over. But... There's already video of hackers taking over cars already on the road, so self driving or not, these things can happen.
  • FemFury reply As someone who is visually impaired and can not drive right now I would love to have access to a self driving care. However I completely understand your concern. It's not at all far fetched for someone to electronically take control of your car to kidnap you and ask for ransom I would hope that no one would do that especially to someone who is visually impaired but nothing surprises me anymore. I just wish the people that can drive appreciate more. It's called a privilege for a reason.
  • bierhops reply On self driving cars. I'm reminded of a scene from Demolition Man where Sly is trying to get the car out of auto mode. "Self Mode! Self Mode!!!! SELF MODE YOU MICKEY MOUSE PIECE OF SHIIIITTTTTTT!" and it crashes.
  • SimSonic reply The only thing that intrigues me about self driving cars is not having to drive it much for long distance drives. Other than that, it worries me. I didn't even consider its ability to get hacked. Now I'm not interested at all lol.
  • JadeJicama reply The roommate and I have had discussions about self driving cars, because I don't drive due to suffering a stroke before I got out of my teens, and, I can't remember ever discussing the possibility of the car being hacked, I think the closest we got was talking about the inevitable early build errors that would crop up.
  • OnlyUltimate reply Nice video!
  • Albin1997536 reply Needs to be a physical analog switch to turn of the computer and return it to manual so it's software can't be manipulated. Analog so it can't prevent manual mode with software.
  • ParadigmProspector reply Thank you for this objective video Dave. Most of the times, people do not look too long for the downsides of this development. I have long heralded this development, but the more I see how we give licensed control over our lives over to people we ultimately do not know, I've become more careful trusting multinational corporations with that kind of access. Remote controlling any vehicle with passengers inside can ultimately be abused and if they CAN - it seems to me only a matter of time before they will.. I'd stick with gas cars from the pre 2000s until the centralization of license control is behind us. Any deaths can ultimately be blamed on a special BUG or technical glitch as well. And how is the public ever going to find out the difference between a remotely hijacked assassination, and a simple break malfunction in a circuit. Seems to em the ultimate alibi, because computer chips will not argue back when accused of murder. They will just say nothing.
  • [ – ] visionthing reply most commercial planes have auto pilot and vastly more integrated systems - ever seen them hacked?
    • JAVide0 parent reply Thing is plains have 3 computer systems, built completely independent of one another, including different software. They work on a majority rule system, so if 2 systems tell the plain to do one thing, and the third a different thing, the plain will go with the majority vote. This means that if their are any bugs in one system, the bug will not be present in the other two. And in order to hack the plain, you would have to hack at least two of the systems. You could do this with cars of course, but at the moment it would probably be too expensive.
  • crua9 reply Most cars don't have a computer that can control the speed, steering, etc. So the answer to can most cars on the road today be hacked and that happen. The answer is no. However, you're right about the self driving cars. Same goes with cars that have computers that can control the speed, locks, etc.
  • capqrch57 reply It doesn't take a whole fleet of vehicles to cause carnage, it only takes one, as we have already seen. Considering that cyber hacking can be done from anywhere on earth, the next generation of terrorists won't even have to bother trying to gain access to their target country, they'll be able to slaughter people remotely, and there won't even be a jihadi to shoot at. Fun times ahead!
  • RoboLynx reply People get so excited over the idea that we can do a thing that they don't stop to ask if we should do that thing.
  • [ – ] andorios reply This is the result of a humanity unwilling to take responsibility for itself
  • AyeTwoZee reply This is scary to think about. IRL cybercrime.
  • [ – ] ToughFly reply Tech people need to go to colleges. Colleges support radical extremism and hate America. The techies trained to hate America are putting software into peoples cars that allows the cars to be controlled and used for terror attacks. How could this possibly go wrong.
  • DarkQuark reply There is a question no one is asking. Why is an Ad company (Google) one of the leaders in this field? The answer to that question should lead you to the motivations for pushing this through as fast as they can.
  • Fighting_Zenith reply Another reason not to buy one. These advances are more of a hobble than a supercharger.
  • wolfalexzemla reply The democrats wont let you drive to a protest for personal driving freedom. And most Americans will be ok with only being able to drive to work, or having to use group cars that are filthy from the last user.
  • MyBritishExpression reply I don't trust it
  • Lindenbree reply I hate driving, so the idea of a self driving car sounds appealing. The reality of hackers though... not so much. I'm kind of reminded of the Megaman X series. In it, these advanced robots, reploids, get infected with a widespread virus that makes them violent, and there's no known cure. I always thought it was silly they kept producing more reploids anyway, despite the obvious risk the virus posed. But that's what we keep doing in the real world, isn't it? These self driving cars being an example. Convenience over safety. We shouldn't stop moving forward because there's risks, but I can see a shitty world like the one of Megaman X becoming reality if we keep this up
  • deefsound reply I get really bored sitting in the passenger seat. I like driving. It's as simple as that.
  • JaitheRai reply I personally would never trust a self driving car... I would like to be in control of something that gets me from Point A to Point B lol
  • freerangehobo reply Next, they will install conveyer beltways to eliminate walking, and conversely, preventing our free will to decide in what direction we would want to go. We won't mind though, because our daily doses of psychiatric drugs will give us the illusion that we are autonomous.
  • ResistanceChicks777 reply Self driven car is a horse to the barn!
  • zipex2001 reply All that software and electronics makes from driving a government given privilege instead of a citizens right. I bet these automated MacDonald's cars are going to be stuffed with cia google garbage
  • chrishazfun reply Weirdly enough, the craziest scene from that movie (aside from the submarine scene) turns out to be the most realistic, bloody insane.
  • SC87Returns reply I much rather drive my own and car then the computer drive my car.
  • Dundee reply To fight against the ransomware or even out of controls, would you not just create a hardware stop i.e a forced break that can only be controlled by human interaction or even just an override that just removes the power from the AI to give manual control?.
  • Rainbowdoodler209 reply Great, so self driving cars are easily hacked, awesome. Just what we need. More people dying....
  • Rainbowdoodler209 reply Can't people learn how to drive instead though. I guess the self driving cars will help.....
  • FunkyMunky reply Would it be worth covering cars in copper mesh?
  • InTheJungle reply Could be cool but I think they're just another way for us to become more lazy. :P
  • InTheJungle reply I don't think self driving cars should really become a thing.. I just don't think they'll be anywhere as advanced as people are thinking and it's just another way for humans to become lazy.. I wouldn't get one, for sure. :p
  • Mouthpear reply Something
  • halthfitness reply great work
  • Gunner240B reply Michael Hastings much?
  • SpeedyGaming reply I look forward to self driving cars if they can control the technology.
  • PriapisticMonk reply To protect something you have to be right every single time, to exploit something you only have to be right once. Chew on that, plebs.
  • MaskofConflict reply As nice as the thought is to let a car drive me to work as I take a power nap, I don't really like the idea of a self-driving car that I'll have little to no control over. I prefer having manual over-rides for everything, because at least then, I still have a sense of control over my vehicle. I still miss having manual crank windows, for crying out loud! Hacking a fully automated car isn't just a what-if scenario, I truly believe it's going to happen. There are smart hackers out there who can crack into anything and new technology always has open backdoors and other flaws.
  • Insidio reply AI GO ROGUE
  • [ – ] myfoodtravels reply Is vidme dominated gamers and commentary?
  • Bush_Army reply You have right! That'll be the biggest problem ...
  • wolfalexzemla reply Who thinks we wont lose most of our freedom when the government controls your car.
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