A ghost inside a car's shell: Engineers let self-driving cars 'hallucinate' at will — MadRadar worries proof of concept alarms car companies

Engineers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have developed a system that can manipulate car radar sensors to “hallucinate” different scenarios into the vehicle. This includes hiding the approach of oncoming cars, making it appear as if a real car suddenly changed direction, or creating a phantom car that doesn't exist.

The system, named MadRadar, performs its tasks quickly and does not require prior knowledge of the target vehicle's specific radar settings.

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