Just think of the evil this could be used for.
Imagine using the hack to send hapless drivers down tiny dirt tracks and roads with steep cliffs, or causing HGV drivers to take thier huge lorries through small villages.
A pair of hackers have demonstrated a way to spoof travel information messages displayed on satellite navigation systems used by Italian drivers to bypass accidents, traffic jams and plot the most efficient routes from one point to another. The hack is so simple it's hard to believe no one has shown it off before. It uses …
The satellites provide positional information to the in-car receiver. The 'satnav' device contains built in road maps and other application software such as route planning and distance calculation. The 'local' data such as event and road accident information is provided by FM RDS (a local service). It should be called "Satellite Assisted Navigation" but the wimpy marketing people thought it wouldn't sell well so called it "Satellite Navigation".
Living on a narrow country lane that's shear hell during the week, with the council refusing to do anything, now we have away to stop the b******d cars and lorries.
The traffics got worse with the uptake of satnav. Ironic to be able to use it to stop them.
More power to the anti-car revolution!!!!!!!
"Imagine using the hack to send hapless drivers down tiny dirt tracks and roads with steep cliffs, or causing HGV drivers to take their huge lorries through small villages."
I thought that this was what satnav did anyway?
I think that Mr H Phillips may have been employing a certain element of sarcasm in the first post to this comments section.
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