• It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn't let them

    9 days ago - By Technology Review

    Last month, a video went viral that showed a San Francisco police officer, at night, stopping a car that didn't have its headlights on. Except that this was no ordinary car. As the cop approaches the vehicle, someone off-camera shouts, “Ain't nobody in it!” The car, operated by Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors, is completely empty. Just as the cop turns back to his colleague, the robotaxi pulls away, driving across an intersection before pulling over. For two minutes the video shows the police officers wandering around the car, trying to work out what to do.
    The confusion is...
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