The FBI is both worried and excited about driverless cars

In a report recently obtained by The Guardian, the FBI expressed both concern for driverless cars being used as weapons in drive-by shootings or unmanned bombings and excitement about its potential use for surveillance and pursuit of suspects.

The ability for one person to travel in an autonomous vehicle while “multitasking” could make it easier for individual terrorists or bad actors to carry out attacks and flee the scene, the FBI report said. For example, a driver behind the wheel of an autonomous vehicle can carry out a drive-by shooting or other attack without having to control the car.

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Network World Colin Neagle