While it is certain that autonomous vehicles will not roll for an entire trip without user interaction, there are still areas where they can be improved. Researchers at Ben Gurion University in the Negev in Israel have found that certain elements can affect the driving of self-driving cars, which can be very dangerous for those on board.
According to scientists, artificial intelligence systems in self-driving cars could ” Ghost objects “. These cannot be seen by the driver with the naked eye, but are taken into account by the on-board unit. As a result, the car may find it necessary to brake or turn quickly. One of the relevant display panels is the presence of flashing lights that allow reading through the Devices of the vehicles could affect, for example a stop sign hijacked in this way.
Panels that can induce ” Braking or swerving “”
Security researcher Yisroel Mirsky says these kidnapped characters could lead to ” Braking or swerving ” in order to ” the car will just react, and [le conducteur, NDLR] I will not understand why “.
In a previous article on the subject, Wired’s trade media discussed the specific case of Wired. These hypotheses were tested with vehicles in the group that were equipped with the latest version of Autopilot, the latest version of the driver assistance tool. In relation to this, the automobile manufacturer always states that it is not replacing the driver and always demands his vigilance. During the tests, a stop sign visible to the vehicle for 0.42 seconds fooled the vehicle towards 1/8e One second was enough for MobileEye – another device against collision and driver assistance.
The results of this research should be communicated more widely in the future so that manufacturers can look for a solution. And with good reason, malicious people could use this type of bug to attack large numbers of vehicles instead of specifically targeting one and having greater difficulty reaching their end.
However, autonomous vehicles still have some progress to make before they can function properly. We remember, among other things, the case of Uber’s car that did not stop at the sight of a cyclist crossing the street. Since the driver on board did not concentrate on the road, the person died as a result of the collision.