Cyber security efforts follow industry’s ‘proactive’ stance on safety

Freddie Holmes looks into the general sentiment surrounding cyber security as a fresh bout of connected car vulnerabilities arise

US OEMs recalled a record 51.26 million vehicles in 2015, and regulators are campaigning for manufacturers to catch component defects early before lives are put at risk. In addition, the integration of active safety technologies that can prevent collisions is being encouraged globally as part of the industry’s switch from a ‘reactive’ to a ‘proactive’ safety culture.

However, a growing number of ‘hacks’ have highlighted the vulnerabilities of connected and partially automated vehicles. With this in mind, is the same proactive approach being taken for automotive cyber security, or are issues simply being fixed as they arise? …

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