Security on the road: Locking down tomorrow’s connected vehicles

Venture Beat | Sep 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM
  • The kinetic energy of a 3,500-pound Toyota Camry barreling down the freeway at 75 miles per hour is roughly 200 times that of a 12-gauge shotgun blast, so the idea of a hacker compromising one of your car’s critical safety systems is disconcerting to say the least.
  • Electronic control units (ECUs) operate side by side on the same network, creating potential bridges between systems that really shouldn’t be linked.
  • From archaic in-vehicle networking technologies to modern wireless communications, today’s cars seem like a mishmash of security nightmares packed into a metal frame propelled at high speeds.