The US telecommunications company, according to a Reuters news article, wishes to strengthen its position on the market for internet-connected devices. This way, it could provide a competitive platform against other internet and communications companies, such as Verizon and Google Inc. AT&T’s products, ‘Digital Life’ for the home security and automation service and ‘Drive’ for the connected car service, will operate as one, users being able to control various home functions from the car’s dashboard.
Wireless applications have had a fast evolution in the past few years. From the age of laptops to being used on smartphones and tablets, this new and fast-evolving technology is moving towards the automotive industry. Connected cars are already on the road, with even more to come in the next years. As these innovations become less expensive and easier to implement, more and more automotive applications could be seen. So, what are some of the uses for wireless… cars?
Automotive cybersecurity issues have emerged as information technologies are increasingly deployed in modern vehicles, and security researchers have already demonstrated the associated threats and risks. Although many security protocols have been proposed, they have not considered the threats posed by denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and external connectivity vulnerabilities.
Summit speakers Kyusuk Han and Andre Weimerskirch of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute co-wrote this article for IQT Quarterly in the Summer of 2014 that discusses a new in-vehicle protocol called IA-CAN.
This article takes a look at how companies in the AV industry can best position themselves to avoid liability for a cyber breach. The reality is that no matter how many steps are taken to prevent a breach, the threat cannot be entirely eliminated. Even if every reasonable step is taken, malicious hacking or user negligence remain a threat.
Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and the automotive industry is no exception. Thanks to innovative software engineers and auto manufacturers, smart, fully connected vehicles are coming to the streets, giving more freedom and comfort to their drivers. The largest cyber concern for connected cars is that once a cybercriminal gets their hands on your vehicle’s controls, they can disable the car's brakes to cause a crash. Or they can activate the vehicle’s microphone to listen to your conversations and turn off the car’s security mechanisms to steal it. To learn about the other cyber risks, download the article.
The Automotive Industry is stepping up their protection in order to keep hackers at bay in their connected vehicles. Both state and federal government are in agreement to make a change! Download this article to check out what individual states and groups have in the works.