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FBI sees self-driving cars as 'lethal weapons' for criminal 'multitasking'

Billy Steele
07.16.14
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Google stirred up quite the buzz a few weeks back with its latest self-driving car design, but the FBI isn't convinced the tech advancements are in the public's best interest. In a report procured by The Guardian, the bureau warns that the autonomous vehicles even more of a "lethal weapon" than they are today, thanks to the capacity for felonious "multitasking." The argument is that criminals can deter their pursuers without the need to watch the highway. It's worth noting that the massive fleet of automobiles already on the road are pretty dangerous themselves. It's not all doom and gloom though, as the FBI's report sees easier surveillance of suspects and a reduction in the amount accidents related to distracted drivers or poor judgement.

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