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Monday August 07, 2017

How to Screw Up Autonomous Cars

Holy crap! Turn any stop sign into a 45mph speed limit sign, as far as some driverless cars are concerned. Actually if you read through the article, this sort of thing will certainly have to be dealt with. I know no [H] readers would do this....well, strike that. This Car and Driver blog is worth a read.

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UW computer-security researcher Yoshi Kohno described an attack algorithm that uses printed images stuck on road signs. These images confuse the cameras on which most self-driving vehicles rely. In one example, explained in a document uploaded to the open-source scientific-paper site arXiv last week, small stickers attached to a standard stop sign caused a vision system to misidentify it as a Speed Limit 45 sign.

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