Defaced street signs can mislead self-driving cars

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Self-driving cars have posed a lot of issues since the concept was first created. One of these issues is the matter of car hacking. However, while car makers and regulators are mostly worried about the possibility of self-driving car hacks, there’s a more practical threat to the self-driving car: defaced street signs. A study by researchers from the University of Washington revealed that it is relatively easy to throw off an autonomous vehicle’s image recognition system by strategically using stickers to alter street signs. The researchers pointed out that if…

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