A security researcher has found an easy way to hack self-driving cars using a laser and a Raspberry Pi. By fooling the laser ranging (lidar) systems, hackers could make echoes of the fake car and put them at any location they want to fool the vehicle.
The technology companies are moving fast in the direction of bringing more and more intelligence to their products. Along similar lines, each week we hear new developments being made in the fields of automobiles and self-driving vehicles. Google has been testing its self-driving car with great excitement and sharing the pictures of the . However, the laser ranging (lidar) systems costing thousands of dollars could be hacked using a simple setup costing about $60.