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Driverless car passenger detector

Ensures there is a driver or passenger in a driverless car
 
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I'm sure government agencies are already working on this but just to make sure -

How about mandate some advanced technology that ensures there is actually someone in the car along with a ton of explosives ? This should also be able to detect if the driver / passenger is not actually bound and gagged as abducted from a street corner 500 miles away from the intended target.

bigsleep, Oct 05 2016

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       Probably easier to detect explosives. If you want it in your car you can have it, but I'll do without, thanks.
normzone, Oct 06 2016
  

       For well over a decade they have had cars that can detect whether or not someone sitting in them is wearing a seat belt (some can't be started unless the belt is fastened). It logically follows that at least part of this technology is Widely Known To Exist, but not in the exact form specified by this Idea.
Vernon, Oct 06 2016
  

       I can imagine motorways jam packed with empty private cars on the way to pick up their owners.
wjt, Oct 07 2016
  

       Once the technology is widely available, it will be easy to gimmick up a unit from scrap parts that doesn't incorporate the safeguards. A bit like building an android that doesn't have the Three Laws hardwired into the controller.   

       Time to start speculating on the numerous alternative possibilities that autonomous vehicles and UAVs offer, for entertainment, crime, advertising, and so on.
8th of 7, Oct 07 2016
  

       //Time to start speculating on the numerous alternative possibilities that autonomous vehicles and UAVs offer, for entertainment, crime, advertising, and so on.//   

       In I Robot II, the confrontation with Will Smith and the AI that states "It is for your own good" ends with Will Smith saying "You're probably right".
bigsleep, Oct 07 2016
  
      
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