The Big Worry About Driverless Cars? Losing Privacy
2013-06-03 0:00

By Joseph B. White | Driver’s Seat


The concept of self-driving cars may be all the rage in technology circles, but the organization that represents big U.S. auto makers says a new poll due out later this week indicates many U.S. consumers are wary about sharing the road with robot vehicles that could be hacked by mischief makers.

About 42% of respondents to a poll conducted for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said automated or “self-driving” cars are a bad idea, while 33% said they think such technology is a good idea, according to findings the Alliance plans to release later this week. About 24% of the 2,000 adults surveyed by Pulse Opinion Research said they don’t know what to think about cars that can pilot their own way down the highway.

A more clear-cut worry surfaced in the poll: Privacy. About 75% of respondents said they were concerned that companies would use the software that controls a self-driving car to collect personal data, and 70% were worried that data would be shared with the government. Asked whether they were worried that hackers could gain control of a self-driving vehicle, 81% of the respondents replied they were either very or somewhat concerned about that threat, the Alliance says.

[...]

Read the full article at: wsj.com



Related Articles
The US Government Might Be the Biggest Hacker in the World
UK Families Hacked: Police used dead kids IDs to infiltrate protest groups
Web Wars of Secrecy: Hackers for hire in demand by govts
Creating a Surveillance and DNA Database for Every American . . . From the Cradle to the Grave
Facial recognition and GPS tracking: TrapWire company conducting even more surveillance
"Riot" Software tracks people on social media, by Raytheon
Strands of Evidence: Tracking You With Your Hair
Evidence: FBI Tracking And Monitoring Via Smart Phones
BMW Forecasts Cars Will Be Highly Automated by 2020, Driverless by 2025
Self-driving cars now street legal in California


Latest News from our Front Page

Pegida's Multi - Culti (state) Agenda!
2016-02-08 4:49
This guy raises some very interesting points regarding the recent PEGIDA launch in the UK and around Europe. Make sure to check out the videos below. The focus on the criticism descends into a Nazi accusation contest. "No no THEY are the REAL Nazi's." Pegida UK is fronted by Tommy Robinson, Paul Weston and Anne Marie Waters. They held a demo in ...
Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers (that didn't seek asylum)
2016-02-08 3:58
Enrichment Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday. Ed: Wait, so they are in the country despite being rejected asylum? How did that happen and who let them in then? "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," the ...
What Happened to Roosh and Why Did the International Media Run With the "Pro-Rape" Allegation Lie?
2016-02-08 1:40
In the past few days there has been a slew of articles coming out of the garbage pile that is the mainstream media, detailing how "Roosh V" of Return of Kings, not only is a "Pro-rapist," but how he also was going to teach men how to rape, at their planned international meetups. Roosh did a press conference in Washington DC, ...
An Occupied Country
2016-02-06 5:42
When people refer to occupation governments or occupied countries, the first thought is often of military occupation—the garrisoning of foreign troops in one’s cities and civil administration by their military executives. The other vision is the trope of a cabal of Haredim sitting in a darkly-lit boardroom with a map of the world on the wall, a dated reading of ...
Immortal Symbols 1941
2016-02-06 2:07
Youtube description: Dutch film "Eeuwig Leevende Tekens" by Hamer - "Volksche Werkgemeenschap" (Folkish Study Group) - ancestral heritage, solar wheel, sun cross, tree of life, etc. Subs by Otharus - http://fryskednis.blogspot.com Source: youtube.com
More News »