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    Port Solent Car Meet

    On 27th May 2018

    Classic & American Vehicles at Port Solent, 2nd and Last Sunday of the month.[URL="http://www.solent-renegades.co.uk/content/459-port-solent-car-meet.html"] http://www.solent-renegades.co.uk/content/459-port-solent-car-meet.html[/URL]

    Brooklands Mopar Muscle Day

    On 27th May 2018


    Petersfield Spring Festival

    On 27th May 2018

    The Solent Renegades are invited to put on a show of cars for the Bank Holiday weekend Sunday. We will be meeting at Morrison in Horndean to leave at 9.15am and cruise together and pick up others along the way. [URL]http://www.solent-renegades.co.uk/club-nights-club-gatherings/30288-petersfield-spring-festival-sunday-may-27th-2018-a.html#post78369[/URL]

    BOSS- Performance/Classic Car Meet & Tunnel Run

    On 28th May 2018

    BOSS Cars UK is holding a Performance/Classic Car Meet & Tunnel Run in Guildford Spectrum from 7-10pm. (Car park closes at 10:30pm) At 10pm on the dot everyone is to leave together and head over to hindhead tunnel and join one of the largest Tunnel Runs Surrey has ever seen. [URL]http://www.solent-renegades.co.uk/general-discussion/29447-boss-performance-classic-car-meet-tunnel-run-may-28th-2018-a.html#post76808[/URL]

  • Self-Driving Cars Can Be Fooled By Fake Signals

    Self-Driving Cars Can Be Fooled By Fake Signals

    Self-Driving Cars Can Be Fooled By Fake Signals
    You would have thought that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics. Security researcher Jonathan Petit determined that anybody can fool LIDAR (the laser ranging common on autonomous vehicles) by sending echoes of fake cars and other objects via laser pulses. All you need is a low-power laser, a basic computing device (an Arduino kit or Raspberry Pi is enough) and the right timing – you do not even need good aim. Jonathan Petit managed to spoof objects from over 100m away in his proof-of-concept attack, and he notes that it is possible to present multiple copies of these imaginary objects or make them move. In other words, it would only take one prankster to make a self-driving car swerve or stop to avoid a non-existent threat.

    There is no guarantee that this will be a major issue if and when self-driving cars become driven more. Petit's technique only works so long as LIDAR units' pulses aren't encrypted or otherwise obscured. While that is true of many commercial systems at the moment, it's possible that production-ready vehicles will lock things down. Still, this is a not-so-friendly reminder that car makers have a lot of work ahead of them if they are going to secure their robotic rides.
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. TransAmDan's Avatar
      TransAmDan -
      Don't need any fancy technology for new cars coming out, they automatically stop when they detect something in front of them. So if you know the car has this equipt, just cross the road. I'm sure loads of teenagers will be doing this in run down areas as they know the car will stop and they will play and torment the driver.
    1. renchero's Avatar
      renchero -
      don't see the point of a self driving car and who gets the blame when they crash