Here’s A Simple Explanation Of How Self-Driving Cars Could Eliminate Traffic

On the highways or in the cities, sometimes traffic jams extend as far as the eye can see. You snail along at a glacial pace until all of a sudden traffic just clears up for no reason. Self-driving cars aim to fix that. Traffic usually is the result of human reaction time. The “accordion effect”—where one car slows down, and the car behind that slows down, which causes all the cars behind them to slow down—is the cause of most slowdowns. * Read the full article here

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A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Later this week at the Usenix security conference in Austin, a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham and the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald plan to reveal two distinct vulnerabilities they say affect the keyless entry systems of an estimated nearly 100 million cars. One of the attacks would allow resourceful thieves to wirelessly unlock practically every vehicle the Volkswagen group has sold for the last two decades, including makes like Audi and Škoda. The second attack affects millions more vehicles, including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mitsubishi,…

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