Posted by Bridget on October, 22 2015 in Transportation

Recent testing indicates that the light and radar (LIDAR) systems employed by self-driving cars may be vulnerable to attacks using lasers to create "ghost objects". Advanced laser and pulse generators (which can be built for as little as $60) are capable of tricking self-driving cars into "seeing" pedestrians, cars or other road hazards meaning that anyone from the malicious to the benign could theoretically create "ghost" traffic jams at will. For the full article see: