Will Robocars fight break-ins by moving or fighting back?
Earlier, I had a break-in in my new car. There's been a rash of them with Teslas. The burglars break the small quarter window at the back so they can reach in and lower the rear seats to check out the trunk. Thieves are bad, but Tesla also could do a better job, particularly in keeping parts on hand, since they told me it would be 4-6 weeks to get a replacement. I found another.
This inspired two articles. The main one, on the Forbes website today, discusses how robocars and other cars of the future might fight car break-ins, in some cases literally. As robots, they can do more than sound alarms, they can move. They can try to escape, or even more, though most of what they might do probably isn't legal.
Read Can Cars Of The Future Fight Back Against Burglary By Moving? on Forbes.com
In addition, I wrote a sidebar on what Tesla could have done a lot better to resolve this problem for their customers