Are driverless cars the next frontier in crime?

Russian law-enforcement officers fear that unmanned cars may be used as instruments of crime in the near future.”In 20 years, conventional cars will be replaced by autonomous vehicles just like they once were replaced by horses,” said Alexander Bykov, chief of the State Road Safety Inspectorate’s Road Patrol Service department. “However, no one has studied the potential future dangers.” According to the Road Safety Inspectorate, Russia has already seen cases where cars were remotely hijacked electronically. The company Cognitive Technologies (CT) is developing an experimental unmanned truck for the Russian truck maker KamAZ, and it will use an unmanned bus to transport World Cup fans in 2018. Developing security systems for this new form of transportation is a crucial challenge. Minimal damage wins  According to CT, unmanned technology will change the structure of traffic. However, not all situations…


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