Research has reportedly shown that autonomous vehicle sensors can be tricked by using drones, which project road images too quick for humans to see but slow enough for the vehicle’s sensors.
A group of researchers developed an attack to trick “Level 0” autonomous vehicle sensors by using drones. The drones project images that are too quick for humans to see, but slow enough for the vehicle’s sensors.
SC Media U.S reports that Ben Gurion University security researchers performed the experiment on a Renault Captur’s system and were able to spoof various traffic signs including one that tricked the car’s sensors into believing false speed limits.
Researchers are said to have stressed that the attacks would have greater consequences had they been carried out against more advanced systems and could make vehicles swerve, travel at unsafe speeds, and detour into unsafe territory.
According to SC Media U.S in order to defend against these sort of attacks, researchers recommend cross-correlating input form multiple sensor suites to detect anomalies is to use good defence-in-depth and ensure the defence layers are robust enough to accurately detect anomalies.
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