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Self-Driving Cars Can Be Disabled With Lasers

Self-driving cars will one day be common on our roads, but there are still a lot of kinks manufacturers need to work out. For example, it's pretty easy to disable a self-driving vehicle using a small laser that makes ghostly objects appear within its path. The car then slows down to avoid hitting the object, even though it isn't actually there. When enough phantom objects appear in front of the car, it will stop completely.

Simple laser technology can halt self-driving cars

Security Innovation's principal scientist, Jonathan Petit, demonstrated how a modified low-cost laser that looks similar to a...