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ISIS Could Use a Self-Driving Car to Deliver a Bomb

Google isn’t the only entity that believes in self-driving cars...
March 28, 2016

Google isn’t the only entity that believes in self-driving cars. Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer of F-Secure, says there is mounting evidence that ISIS is developing self-driving vehicles for the purpose of using them as self-guided car bombs. “We have concrete evidence they’re building cars that drive themselves.” While remote attacks on transportation have yet to occur in the real world, security researchers have already demonstrated that cars can be remotely commandeered. A principal fear is that terrorists could load a bomb onto a self-driving car, type in the address for a desired destination and send it on its way. Although automotive manufacturers have started to address these threats more seriously, there is concern among third-party researchers that automakers are behind in protecting cars.

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