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470,000 Vehicles At Risk
In what is being called "the first of its kind," Wired.com reports that hackers, using just a laptop and mobile phone, accessed a Jeep Cherokee's on-board systems (via its wireless internet connection), took control and crashed the car into a ditch from 10 miles away sitting on their sofa.
Coming just weeks after the FBI claimed a US hacker took control of a passenger jet he was on in the first known such incident of its kind, the incident shows just how vulnerable we are to modern technology.
IMAGINE having a car that could drop you at work before heading to your partner’s office and then ferrying your children to separate schools.
Well, driverless cars are no longer some sci-fi movie gimmick, the first vehicle is due to hit Australian roads this year and they will soon have the ability to transform how we live.
While much of the discussion around driverless cars has been around whether they will make driving safer, policy makers are now coming to grips with how much they could reduce congestion and make major road investments redundant.
The first trial of a driverless car will take place in South Australia in November, on Adelaide’s Southern Expressway. It will be the first of many held across the country as part of a national research initiative.
Advocates say autonomous vehicles could significantly improve road safety, quality of life and even Australia’s economic competitiveness.
Are we so lazy we cannot drive ourselves around any more?
originally posted by: Bovah2
They might be able to disable power steering, but i highly doubt they can actually steer the vehicle...