Drivers Fear Hacker Attacks on Autonomous Cars, Want Special Insurance Policies

With self-driving cars on an unavoidable collision course with our auto industry, it’s time we had a look at all the aspects involved, and as this period of Internet access and connected devices has proven, wherever there are silicon chips, there will be hackers.

After toying around with computers all over the world – including some high-priority names such as US government agencies – hackers will undoubtedly welcome the new challenge of gaining control over AI-controlled vehicles. Some of them have already started, and programs such as the one run by Tesla where it awards people for finding weaknesses in its system are starting to become the norm. The threat of outside interference with the vehicle’s system is real, and people know it.

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