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schwit1 writes "Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop–or even slow down–produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV's chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan gets–along with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat. Luckily, all of this is happening at less than 5mph. So the Escape merely plows into a stand of 6-foot-high weeds growing in the abandoned parking lot of a South Bend, Ind. strip mall that Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have chosen as the testing grounds for the day's experiments, a few of which are shown in the video below. (When Miller discovered the brake-disabling trick, he wasn't so lucky: The soccer-mom mobile barreled through his garage, crushing his lawn mower and inflicting $150 worth of damage to the rear wall.) The duo plans to release their findings and the attack software they developed at the hacker conference Defcon in Las Vegas next month–the better, they say, to help other researchers find and fix the auto industry's security problems before malicious hackers get under the hoods of unsuspecting drivers."

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「乗り物」と「ロボット」のホンダが、一輪車のように座って乗る一人用移動マシン「UNI-CUB」 を発表しました。小さな車輪が輪になってひとつの大きな車輪を構成する「Honda Omni Traction Drive System」と旋回用の後輪により、まるで人が歩くように前後左右や斜めへ、さらにその場旋回や旋回せずに真横移動など自由自在に移動できます。前身は2009年に公開されたパーソナルモビリティ「U3-X」と、その操作性・走破性を向上させた2011年モデル「UNI-CUB(ユニカブ)」プロトタイプ。

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