Driverless cars are one of the major reasons there is push for 5G cell towers and IoT. What are the downsides of this new technology in addition to not having a real driver paying attention at the wheel? The amount of radiation exposure is especially concerning with the results of the new NTP study on cell phones and cancer. DNA damage and cardiomyopathy were also found in the study group. https://mdsafetech.org/ntp-study-2016/https://mdsafetech.org/ntp-study-2016/

What are the concerns?

  • Automobile accidents if there is a failure of the system
  • Hacking of  wireless GPS feature of car with potential for vehicle misdirection
  • Privacy will be eliminated
  • Central computers will look at traffic flow and direct car travel from a remote location without your input
  • The cars will have onboard computers and require sensor fusion of 3G,4G and 5G wireless radiation signals
  • Passengers will experience close exposure to very high radio frequency radiation
  • No premarket safety testing
  • Those with electrohypersensitivity may have increase in symptoms
  • People may develop electrohypersensitivity due to close proximity of radio frequency (RF) radiation

 

Will Driverless Cars Cause DNA Damage and Cancer? April 15, 2018.  John P. Thomas, MSPH, writes in Health Impact News:

DAS Technology: Computers Take Over – Privacy Gone

“DAS equipped cars warn drivers when they start migrating out of their lane or get to close to another vehicle. DAS active cruise control can slow the car or speed it up depending on proximity to other vehicles on the road, and DAS cars can even take total control over the car to handle the sometimes-difficult process of parallel parking. [4]”

References in Article
[1] Verizon to launch 5G residential broadband services in up to 5 markets in 2018, Bob Varettoni. http://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-launch-5g-residential-broadband-services-5-markets-2018
[2] AT&T to Introduce 5G Wireless Service in 12 U.S. Cities in 2018, 2/21/2018. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/at-t-to-implement-first-5g-service-in-12-u.s.-cities-by-end-of-2018
[3] Wi-Cancer (home page), Retrieved 3/20/2018. http://www.wi-cancer.info/home.aspx
[4] The Best Driver-Assist Cars, Doug Newcomb and Alex Colon, PCMag.com, 1/18/2017. https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485278,00.asp
[5] Why Ubers Self-Driving Crash Is Confusing for Humans, Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 3/31/2018. https://www.wired.com/story/uber-self-driving-crash-explanation-lidar-sensors/
[6] Tesla’s Autopilot Was Involved in Another Deadly Car Crash, Jack Stewart, WIRED, 3/30/2018. https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-autopilot-self-driving-crash-california/
[7] Mishaps: A grief history of driverless car crashes, Nilesh Christopher, The Economic Times, ET Bureau, 1/13/2017. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/security-tech/technology/driverless-crashes/articleshow/56510821.cms
[8] How 5G will drive the adoption of self-driving cars, Jonathan Camhi, Business Insider, 12/15/2017. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-5g-will-drive-the-adoption-of-self-driving-cars-2017-12
[9] US set to drop proposed vehicle-to-vehicle communications mandate, Zac Estrada, The Verge, 11/1/2017. https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/1/16592704/vehicle-to-vehicle-communications-mandate-trump
[10] Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, NHTSA, Retrieved 4/6/2018. https://www.nhtsa.gov/technology-innovation/vehicle-vehicle-communication
[11] DSRC or 5G? #innovationandimpact, YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8xrQKoX8Q
[12] 2016 Fall Seminar #8: Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC): What, Why, and How? YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqy7Fk1kOrw
[13] Antenna Sickness, Wi-Cancer.com. http://www.wi-cancer.info/antenna_sickness.aspx
[14] 5G Technology is Coming Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimers, and Death, John P. Thomas, 3/21/2018. http://healthimpactnews.com/2018/5g-technology-is-coming-linked-to-cancer-heart-disease-diabetes-alzheimers-and-death/
[15] Wi-Eyes, Wi-Cancer. http://www.wi-cancer.info/wieyes.aspx
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Roadway Safety Institute Explanation of the Wi Fi and GPS Enabled Driverless Cars

2016 Fall Seminar #8: Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC): What, Why, and How

 

Brian Daugherty, CTO of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Discusses Cybersecurity and the Sensor Fusion Aspects of Driverless Cars

 DSRC or 5G Innovation and Impact