Google, Audi, Ford, Tesla: Seems like everyone is working on driverless cars these days. You can add ISIS to the list, except the group's is designed to do something WAY different. Any guesses?
As you may already know, ISIS, or Daesh, loves using suicide bombers as one of its war tactics. But the main problem with suicide bombers is that you eventually run out of them. ISIS could be running into this problem soon, so it's got to come up with some other ideas.
ISIS can't compete with Google, Audi, Ford, Tesla or the like, in creating a completely autonomous car, but what it is doing, is developing and modifying the current technology it has to make its car bombs even more effective on the streets.
It's doing so by using remote control cars, which is nothing new because ISIS has been using them for years. However the problem is that when these car bombs are sent to the field, officers can easily be tipped off when they don't see anyone in the driver's seat.
Coalition forces also have infrared cameras that can detect if anyone is in the driver's seat or not, based on body heat. So for example, when a car comes up to a checkpoint, coalition forces will point the infrared cameras towards an incoming car. If there is no person behind the wheel, the alarm is sounded. So, these infrared cameras then prevent ISIS from using basic dummies to carry out these types of suicide attacks or car bombings.
But, according to a new round of propaganda videos, ISIS has found a way around the cameras. It is now rigging its mannequins to fool these infrared cameras using something as simple as aluminum foil. The aluminum foil gives off heat and the infrared cameras are none the wiser.
Keep in mind that this information is all based on propaganda videos, so we aren't sure if it has employed these tactics just yet, but it's troubling just the same.