How Do We Protect Robotaxis & Other AVs From Theft? (Part 1)

A few people in the conversation didn’t think there was any financial motivation to steal an autonomous vehicle. I get where they’re coming from, as the whole vehicle could never prove very useful after stealing it. It would be kind of like stealing Herbie (The Love Bug). You’d have a car in your possession that doesn’t want to do anything for you unless you figured out how to hack it and make it do your bidding. Even then, make one small mistake in the hacking process and it will phone home and rat you out. Even if you prevent all that, you won’t be able to register or insure it, and the next time it gets pulled over, the police will take it back.