July 19, 2015
Jeep Hacked And Shut Down From Miles Away

Cars have sofware complex enough to be hacked.

Can car companies do a better job than, say, PC operation system makers and build computer systems in cars that can't be taken over remotely? I sure hope so. Otherwise when cars become capable of driving themselves a hacked car could be instructed to drive anywhere or at an unsafe speed or to suddenly veer into incoming traffic.

Autonomous vehicles going to some day communicate with each other to avoid accidents. But imagine a vehicle driving along spoofing other vehicles. One vehicle could pretend to be a few other vehicles in order to make another vehicle do something very dangerous or to force it to stop. Spoofing seems like a big potential problem.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2015 July 19 01:22 PM 

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