August 19, 2014
Will Terrorists Use Self-Driving Car Bombs?
Patrick Lin, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
The Associated Press
Within the next few years, autonomous vehicles—alias robot cars—could be weaponized, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fears. In a recently disclosed report, FBI experts wrote that they believe that robot cars would be “game changing” for law enforcement. The self-driving machines could be professional getaway drivers, to name one possibility. Given the pace of developments on autonomous cars, this doesn’t seem implausible.
TAGGED: Terrorism, Cars