ISIS R&D Department at the company’s Raqqa plant is in the process of developing driverless cars on the same lines as Google.
A NATO security expert, Jamie Shea, warns that these vehicles will be able to navigate themselves into crowded areas carrying an explosive device which could then be detonated without the use of suicide bombers.
If this development is a success, it will prove to be a major concern with security services across the first world nations where driverless cars are slated to be widely used in the not too distant future.
The fact that ISIS is working on such a development is worrying security agencies. This development draws attention to the FBI warning that autonomous vehicles could be put to unlawful use and cause untold devastation when used by criminals as deadly weapons.
In 2014, Google showcased a driverless car prototype which did not have steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals. All the car had was a start and stop button.
You can operate that car by pairing it with your smartphone. All you need to do is feed destination in your phone, and the car will take you there. Voila. All sounds good and wonderful, but now imagine such tech at the hands of a terror organization.