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    Breakfast Run - Country Market Bordon

    On 18th Nov 2018

    First one is to Country Market in Bordon. Meeting at Morrisons in Horndean to leave at 9.45. [URL]https://www.solent-renegades.co.uk/club-nights-club-gatherings/32150-breakfast-run-18th-nov-2018-a.html[/URL]

    Renegades Club Night

    On 20th Nov 2018

    Club Night at The Farmhouse, Burrfields Road Portsmouth. Every 2 weeks on a Tuesday. 6.30pm start. In the summer months we go for a cruise in the cars. Even if you do not have a car or not a club member feel free to come along and see the cars.

    Port Solent Car Meet

    On 25th Nov 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]

    Black Horse Coffee and Cars, Findon

    On 1st Dec 2018

    Black horse coffee n cars meet on the 1st Saturday of each month. 10.30 onwards all welcome. Bn14 0sx Findon Worthing West Sussex

  • 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