Researchers Race To Develop Software To Prevent Car Hacking

Justin Cappos, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon, at 1:19 Automotive software-update security platform Uptane, developed by NYU Tandon and others, at 2:00

Modern cars have between 50 and 100 electronic control units, or computers, to run everything from the overhead dome light to the automatic transmission.

Many of the computers are networked together but made by different vendors, which makes them easier to hack. Now, researchers backed by the Department of Homeland Security are looking for ways to protect cars from hacking. 

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