Connected Cars Vs Public Safety: Concerns Over Potential Physical Harm Must Be Addressed

A breach of public safety

But whilst the market is firmly in fifth gear, the security that underpins connected car technology is still spluttering in second at best. There have already been a number of pre-planned hacks such as a well-publicised one on Jeep last year where hackers took over the controls wirelessly and sent commands through the car’s entertainment system. This enabled access to its dashboard functions, steering, brakes, and transmission with the driver unable to override them(2).

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