Reply to post: Re: "I'll give you the answer: Yes, they have already considered that."

Self-driving car devs face 6-month backlog on vital $85,000 LIDAR kit

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Re: "I'll give you the answer: Yes, they have already considered that."

Yeah, I'm not ready to assume they have worked out all the issues around interference if the whole road was fully of LIDAR vehicles, let alone the issues around spoofing if you wanted to induce a self driving car to think an object was suddenly blocking the road to make it stop (and then kidnap Liam Neeson's daughter, or whatever)

The first task is to get self driving working with individual cars, they can assume away problems of a road full of them like interference and security for now by saying "well, when the time comes for deployment surely the LIDAR manufacturers will have figured out a device using a dynamically modulated carrier that allows us to detect one car's LIDAR from every other car's and protect us perfectly against spoofing"

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