Almost half of UK drivers worried about security in connected cars


A report commissioned by Veracode and undertaken by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has found that almost half of UK drivers (49%) are apprehensive about the security of driver-aid applications, such as adaptive cruise control, self-parking, and collision avoidance systems.

The survey results reveal an even level of concern as regards the safety of the entire vehicle, while auto manufacturers have also revealed that their security offerings may be three years behind and will...

By Connected CarTech, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Security.

Argus Cyber Security collaborates with Check Point to secure connected cars from hacking


Automotive cyber security provider Argus Cyber Security has announced a collaboration deal with pure play security vendor Check Point Software Technologies in order to deal with the threat of car hacking.

Car-hacking is a major threat for connected cars though the success of such attacks hinges upon the security implementations at each car manufacturer and its Tier-1 supplier. The partnership between Argus and Check Point will see the integration of Argus' Intrusion Detection and...

By Connected CarTech, 25 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Security.

Laird acquires Novero to protect the connected car


Global technology company Laird has completed its acquisition of German connected car solutions developer Novero.

The acquisition was first announced on 18 December 2015 and recently achieved regulatory approval. Now complete, this acquisition makes Laird a leading end-to-end car connectivity solutions provider. It also fuels Laird's growth in the enterprise IoT market.

Automakers are increasingly viewing connected cars as a necessity with the number of connected cars on the road to rise...

By Connected CarTech, 22 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Mergers and acquisitions, Security.

Data protection and integration: Connected vehicles on a crash course


Europe is well on its way to experiencing the benefits of connected vehicles. Mercedes recently unveiled the F-015 self-driving luxury concept car. Not to be outdone, rival BMW successfully demonstrated an autonomous version of the M6 on a racetrack. Volvo, Audi, Renault, and Volkswagen all have similar prototypes.

While self-driving passenger cars have the amazing ability to reduce...

By Stephan Romeder, 20 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Contextual data, Data & Analytics, Security.

Security experts warn your connected car is easily traceable


Sometimes it’s useful to keep track of where our vehicle is, like when it’s lost in a car park, but on most occasions we just want that information to be available to us alone. Yet a cybersecurity expert has warned that your connected car is not as secure as you would expect, and could reveal your location unless core technology is tweaked.

Dr Jonathan Petit, principal scientist at Security Innovation and researcher at the University of Twente, made the warning after an...

By Ryan Daws, 01 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Privacy, Security.

Connected Cars don't care about privacy, according to study

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Cars are getting more human-like in their abilities, but according to new research they don't give the same regard to privacy that (most) humans would. A study conducted by German motorists’ organisation ADAC has found that - in addition to trip and distance data - one recent vehicle reported maximum engine revolutions, the status of vehicle lights, and far more...

By Ryan Daws, 27 November 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Best practice, Contextual data, Data & Analytics, Privacy, Regulation, Security.

Why software security in connected cars starts with software developers


Compromising the ‘Internet of Things’ seems to be one of the most ‘fashionable’ areas among today’s hackers, including connected cars. Just consider the extensive coverage given to the remote takeover of a Jeep Cherokee by security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, which took place via a security vulnerability in the...

By Mark Warren, 26 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Best practice, Security.

Connected car market faces substantial technical, business and security challenges


RCR Wireless has released a report on the connected car market that examines various challenges and drivers while shedding light on the industry’s work at addressing these issues and opportunities.

Gartner expects roads worldwide to serve approximately 250 million connected vehicles by 2020, with new vehicles playing a key role in ensuring a drastic increase in the ratio of connected vehicles.

RCR Wireless News Technology Reporter Kelly Hill said: “The connected car is an...

By Connected CarTech, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Privacy, Security.

Research report assesses severity of crashes involving self-driving cars

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A report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) argues that self-driving vehicles currently have a higher crash rate per million miles travelled than conventional vehicles, as well as for injuries per crash.

The report, entitled “A Preliminary Analysis of Real-World Crashes Involving Self-Driving Vehicles”, notes that hard data, naturally, is on the low side, but the ‘current best estimate’ favours conventional vehicles....

By James Bourne, 09 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Security.

Majority of UK car buyers repulsed by security flaws in keyless technology


Stolen vehicle recovery expert TRACKER has found that close to 140 vehicle models on UK roads are vulnerable to security risks associated with keyless technology.

TRACKER’s survey has found that 70% of UK car buyers are repulsed by security vulnerabilities in car key fobs and would reconsider the purchase of such technology.

Stolen vehicle tracking devices are the foremost security measure being weighed by the respondents (40%). The survey also found that 30% of motorists...

By Connected CarTech, 26 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Security.