Color patch could throw self-driving vehicles off track

Researchers send wake-up call to the car industry

cyvy 24 October 2019 Press Release Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany Linda Behringer
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From left to right: Anurag Ranjan, Michael J. Black, Andreas Geiger und Joel Janai. Bildnachweis: MPI-IS / W. Sche...

A team of researchers in Tübingen show that optical flow systems based on deep neural networks – a likely component of future autonomous cars – are vulnerable to adversarial attacks. The computer vision experts are shaking up the automotive industry by warning car manufacturers around the globe that it could take a simple color pattern to put the brakes on computer vision systems in autonomous cars.

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