FBI warns driverless cars could be used as ‘lethal weapons’
Google Wankermobile – built for The Dark Side
from The Guardian
Googles driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the game changing vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned that autonomous cars may be used as lethal weapons.
In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.
In a section called Multitasking, the report notes that bad actors will be able to conduct tasks that require use of both hands or taking ones eyes off the road which would be impossible today.
The restricted (but not secret) report obtained by the Guardian under a FoI request states that the FBI predicts driverless cars will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.
The report states:
One nightmare scenario could be suspects shooting at pursuers from getaway cars that are driving themselves.
The report, written by agents in the Strategic Issues Group within the FBIs Directorate of Intelligence, says, Autonomy will make mobility more efficient, but will also open up greater possibilities for dual-use applications and ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon that it is today.
Well that certainly proves Guardian writers will be potential customers for Wankermobiles. These monstrosities, (designed for Google by the people who make Kinder Surprise toys) will do a maximum of 20mph flat out. I cannot see how the FBI’s fears that Darth Vader or other intergalatic criminals will want them.
Who the fuck in their right mind other than a middle class, left wing, safety craving wuss would use one as a getaway car?