In fact, university researchers have studied this very issue and discovered several Achilles heels for autonomous vehicles, as we’ll explain. They and resistance pioneers like the Chandler rock throwers will help people adapt to a world of autonomous cars, flying drones, and sidewalk creepers that experts say is inevitable, by helping define the limits of human tolerance. They’ll also make artificial intelligence even better, as computers learn to avoid the unpredictable, lesser angels of our nature.
Below are a dozen ways people could mess with fully autonomous vehicles — or, to be more accurate, ways that autonomous vehicles can be messed with. These are not suggestions for actual behavior, clearly, because they may break the law or cause someone to be injured. Other methods may be harmless: