Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?
Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell
Source: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum
Automakers have been urging Congress for months to pass legislation that would pave the way for autonomous cars to be deployed in droves. But consumer advocates are warning that the legislation, as it’s currently written, would prevent consumers from being able to hold manufacturers accountable in litigation, according to CNN.
Source: A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, which has so far refused to say who it thinks was responsible for the attack, the drones were guided by GPS and had a range of 100km. The electronics involved were off-the-shelf components, and the total cost of each drone was perhaps a couple of thousand dollars.
Source: Home-made drones now threaten conventional armed forces – Drones and guerrilla warfare
For now, federal law and Supreme Court precedent dictates that law enforcement has the authority to legally monitor anyone in public. The basic idea is that none of us have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” when we are in public. So just as the police can capture us with video cameras and license plate readers, so, too, could they contract with AV automakers to simply get at vast quantities of future AV data. And if the companies don’t want to play ball, such data can be accessed with a mere court order (known as a “d-order”) under the Stored Communications Act of 1986.
Source: Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica