With More Tech Comes More Hacking Risk for Smart Cars
Connecting vehicles to one another and the world around them poses a substantial cyber security hurdle that automakers must overcome.
- January 16th, 2018
- Source: http://www.govtech.com/fs/transportation/With-More-Tech-Comes-More-Hacking-Risk-for-Smart-Cars.html
Automakers and suppliers are making progress in protecting vehicles from cyberattacks, but the car-hacking threat is still real and could get increasingly serious in the future when driverless vehicles begin talking to each other. A worst-case scenario would be hackers infiltrating a vehicle through a minor device, such as an infotainment system, then wreaking havoc by taking control of the vehicle's door locks, brakes, engine or even semi-autonomous driving features.