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China Study Shows Flaw in Self-Driving Cars – New Scientist

Chen Yan at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and his colleagues found that a laser aimed at the cars could cause the vehicles’ software to malfunction


A self-driving bus
A self-driving bus at Guangzhou International Bio Island in Guangzhou, in China's Guangdong province. Photo: AFP

 

Driverless cars could be tricked into interpreting a red traffic light as green, leaving them vulnerable to deliberately planned crashes, according to a Chinese study reported in New Scientist.

Chen Yan at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and his colleagues found that a laser aimed at the cars could cause the vehicles’ software to incorrectly interpret the colour of traffic lights .

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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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