Dutch Police Can Remotely Recover Autonomous Vehicles with the Thief Inside

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Dutch law enforcement discussed their collaborative work with automotive manufacturers such as Tesla, Audi, Mercedes, and Toyota to create a system of remotely recovering autonomous vehicles. A feature of remote recovery is that the doors are locked by law enforcement, so consequentially the thief will be driven to the police station along with the self-driving car. Chief Innovation Officer Hans Schonfeld says "We do this in collaboration with these car companies because this information is valuable to them, too. If we can hack into their cars, others can as well." He envisions a day where connected cars will allow the police to know who was driving the car at the time of an accident by measuring the driver's weight at impact.

    A few months ago, Dutch researchers tested a fleet of seven connected cars, all equipped with cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC), on a cleared stretch of highway. The cars could adapt their speech to each other and talk to intelligent traffic lights on the road. "The expected advantage of cruise control is that roads can be used more efficiently," said Elisabeth Post who worked on the project. "It allows for more cars on the road simultaneously as well as more cars utilizing the same green light." Schonfeld envisions a near future where cars will know everything about their surroundings, as well as you, the driver. This constant data collection could save your life someday, he adds.
     
  2. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I too am familiar with 'Bait Car' on TruTV.
     
  3. sadsteve

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    Thief's will start carrying those window breaker tools. When the car comes to a red light, pop, out he goes.
     
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  4. stephen2002

    stephen2002 Limp Gawd

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    No thanks, that's how you get your car back with a trashed interior.

    I would prefer that the car allow the thief normal control until the police have intercepted it, then it can pull over and open all of the doors. Or it can just immediately pull over and open the doors. The autonomous car should already have plenty of pictures of the perp it could pull over an open the doors immediately. Let the police do their job instead of the car doing their job and the owner having to pay the consequences.
     
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    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Eh, let's just skip to the next level

     
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    On one hand..this is text book entrapment. On the other hand..Fucking LOL..put this shit on TV side by side with the regular bait car.
     
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    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hahaha, The first thing I though of.(y)
     
  8. rewted

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    Hardly entrapdment, a perp gonna do what a perp gonna do. Nobody made him steal that car.

    Now if the cop walked up to him and said you should steal that car.. you might have a case.
     
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    I remember this from Sci-Fi; they drive you to a warehouse, where they execute you.

    One more reason to drop Uber and the like, IMHO.

    How do you know your "driver" isn't an assassin?
     
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    Like the south African flamethrower anti car jacking too.
     
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    What if the vehicle pumped knock out gas into the interior to induce about 20 minutes of unconsciousness? Or, the car could suck half of the oxygen content out of the vehicle so that the thief gets very tired and can't trash the car.
     
  12. DrBorg

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    That only works in movies; look at the last time someone tried that:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_theater_hostage_crisis
     
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    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

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    I think you would find how entrapment can actually be argued in legalese surprising.
     
  14. pizzathehutt

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    Yea this cant be exploited or anything......pretty girl gets in car......pervy hacker takes control of car........car driven right to his house and into his garage......pretty girl never heard from again......Trafficked in 30 min or less or your next ones free.