Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260
The danger part comes in when the cars can be hacked off the internet and be controlled to kill the driver or others. It is certainly possible, and that is what I worry about.
Yeah, that's already been done with the newer cars out on the market right now. A while back there was an article that chronicled the events of college students (somewhere in Europe I believe) attempting to hack a couple of the new models (If I remember correctly, one was a Ford, the other Toyota). Just by driving alongside the vehicle with a laptop, they could access the system. Once the car was hacked, they could display a false speed on the speedometer, apply the brakes for the whole car or just to one wheel, as well a few other nasty things. The wireless connection makes it a breeze for mechanics to find out what's going on with the car, but also unfortunately leaves a chink in the armor.
BTW, if a self driving car gets into an accident, who's fault is it?