Symantec launches new IoT automotive solution to help against zero day attacks


Information security provider Symantec has announced the launch of Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive, which aids in identifying zero day attacks for automotive vehicle manufacturers.

Gartner holds that 220 million connected cars will be on the road in 2020 as vehicle owners benefit from conveniences such as navigation, remote roadside assistance and mobile internet hot spots. However, these new technologies are susceptible to hacking that could endanger the lives of drivers and...

By Connected CarTech, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Privacy, Regulation, Security.

US auto safety head calls for 100% increase in safety with self-driving vehicles


Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), argues driverless cars need to be twice as safe in order to provide tangible benefits for consumers.

The number of road deaths in 2015 climbed to 38,300 from 32,675 in 2014 and Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said, “It’s a 747 crashing every week for a year, that’s what the losses are on our highways. And that is unacceptable.”

By Connected CarTech, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Security.

Mitsubishi hack shows why current connected car security just isn’t up to it


Another day, another story of car hacking and general skulduggery. First we had Jeep, then it was Corvette, and now, after several others, it is the turn of Mitsubishi.

Research from Pen Test Partners found a high number of security vulnerabilities in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; in the words of Ken Munro, of Pen Test Partners, some of which were funny, others were...

By James Bourne, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Privacy, Security.

HARMAN aims to develop blind spot detection technology


Connected car technology manufacturer HARMAN International has announced the development of a system to remove blind spots in cars to avoid collisions with pedestrians.

Accidents involving pedestrians cause around 200 deaths and injure 15,000 people every year in the US. HARMAN's Reverse Pedestrian Detection safety system uses data from other HARMAN technologies, including a rear sensor and camera, to detect pedestrians behind a vehicle. Most importantly, it can detect smaller children...

By Connected CarTech, 18 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Navigation, Security.

Karamba Security comes out of stealth by raising $2.5m in VC round


Israel-based startup Karamba Security has announced it has come out of stealth with a $2.5 million finance round in its attempts to provide a “unique approach to in-car security.”

Karamba Security's purpose-built ECU endpoint solution protects the externally connected components of a car, identifying attempts to attack and block exploits from infiltrating the network of the car.

The new solution will enable automakers to embed security enforcement and detection...

By Connected CarTech, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Security.

SenseDriver argues need for safer connected car technology


A note from connected car technology provider SenseDriver argues the time has come for investment in safer driving technology.

The National Highway Traffic Safety reported an 8.1% year-on-year increase in deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2015 and as a result auto insurance policy rates have also risen. Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has attributed the rise in deaths to distracted driving on account of phones as cars, despite this, have become safer.


By Connected CarTech, 30 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

FBI and NHTSA issue release warning of connected car security risks

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The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a joint public service announcement (PSA) urging the connected vehicle industry and consumers to remain aware of cybersecurity threats to vehicles.

Both organisations have provided an explanation on how computers are utilised in modern motor vehicles and how a hacker can access vehicle networks and driver data. The PSA issued by the organisations details how vulnerabilities may exist within a...

By Connected CarTech, 21 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.

The self driving car crashes: Who is at fault?


Self-driving cars are the wave of the future - at least, that’s what every technology publication seems to be saying these days, and honestly, it’s tough to argue with the idea. Many experts believe self-driving cars could become a common sight on the roads in as little as five years. Some are pushing off their predictions to 10 or 15 years down the line, but they all seem to agree that self-driving cars will become a permanent fixture at some...

By Rick Delgado, 15 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Driverless, Regulation, Security.

Audi and AT&T secure renewed connected car partnership

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Audi has announced an expansion of its partnership with telco giant AT&T over provision of high speed Internet to Audi vehicles in North America.

The renewed agreement will facilitate the addition of many new features to the Audi Connect system in select 2017 and 2018 models. The features include new safety, security and infotainment features, such as remote lock and unlock, stolen vehicle locator, online roadside assistance and service requests over the AT&T...

By Connected CarTech, 03 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.