Are you afraid your car will be taken over?

A consortium was recently created to make sure that your car stays on the road and in your control.

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Intel says that cars have also increased connectivity, adding many functions common to smartphones, such as cellular data and voice functionality, web browsers, online games, and entertainment.

Some examples of the connected car includes:

  • Advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS): Smart lighting control, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and parking assist.
  • Advanced fleet management: Real-time telematics, driver fatigue detection, and package tracking.
  • Smart transportation: Vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, such as smart intersection, traffic light control, collision avoidance, and traffic management. This type of usage often involves frequent interactions between vehicles and transportation infrastructure.
  • Autonomous driving: The ultimate goal of the next generation of vehicles is that driverless cars become a reality to achieve zero fatalities and/or collisions.

Intel wrote that while the safety designer is adding in crumple zones, airbags, proximity detection and automatic braking systems, the security designer is also building in layers of protection, seeking to isolate a threat before it can affect vehicle operations. The vehicle security architect has a collection of security tools to choose from, ranging from encryption of critical or private data to isolation of software components by function.

This story, "Are you afraid your car will be taken over?" was originally published by CSO.

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