Google is believed to have a team of top programmers tasked with trying to hack into the software in their own self-driving car.
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Hackers pose a real danger to self-driving vehicles, U.S. experts are warning, and carmakers and insurers are starting to factor in the risk.U.S. insurers are concerned about safety, and whether the new technologies can cut the risk of accidents happening.At first, premiums could rise because the price of self-driving cars will be high due to the cost of embedded technologies and repairs, insurer Nationwide told AFP. According to a source with a major American insurer, who requested anonymity, one of the key related issues down the road will be establishing boundaries, and responsibilities based on what carmakers say the car can or cannot do autonomously.Google last month announced its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a big step forward for its autonomous automobile program.
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