Can Self Driving Cars Be Confused by Altered Street Signs?

It’s likely that altering street signs in the future may come with heavier penalties as self driving cars may depend on them to be accurate and visible.

In an article by Jon Fingas at EnGadget, he explains how writing on a stop sign causes the computer system of a self driving car to think it was a speed limit sign.

Can Self Driving Cars Be Confused by Altered Street Signs?

The chances that people are going to do this is small, though it is still there. It’s possible for someone to alter a street sign right now and place an incorrect speed limit on a sign but any public reports of this happening are not to find if any exist.

In an article by Catalin Cimpanu at Bleeping Computer; it mentions that street sign defacements fool cars in 67%-100% of cases. Read the article here.