Future cars Some Teslas have been tricked into speeding by tape stuck on road signs

Hackers have tricked Tesla cars into autonomously speeding just by sticking two inches of tape on a speed limit sign. McAfee security researchers placed the slither of black electrical tape over part of a 35mph speed limit sign to slightly extend the middle of the “3”. This tiny alteration made the car’s camera misread the sign as…

Future cars The 6 levels of autonomous driving, explained as fast as possible

Welcome to Shift Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Autonomous driving isn’t quite as clear cut as it sounds. Despite many vehicles claiming to have self-driving capabilities, they aren’t all the same. As it happens, the industry (Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE) has…

Future cars Car ‘Splatometer’ Tests Reveal Huge Decline In Number of Insects

Car ‘Splatometer’ Tests Reveal Huge Decline In Number of Insects Posted by BeauHD on Thursday February 13, 2020 @06:03PM from the insect-apocalypse dept. An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two…

Future cars ‘The President of the United States is undermining public health’: Seth Meyers slams Trump’s coronavirus response

By Amanda Yeo2020-03-06 04:18:16 UTC Late Night host Seth Meyers highlighted the lacklustre U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, noting that while the CDC has tested just over 1,500 people, South Korea has tested over 90 times more. The country is also using a new drive-through model to do it, meaning patients don’t…

These states have been hit the hardest by coronavirus. Here’s what they’re doing to fight the spread

(CNN)While the US struggles to play “catch up” in the fight against coronavirus, states with the most cases and deaths are making their own rules to try to stop the disease. From emergency declarations to banning large crowds, here’s what some of the hardest-…