Will cyber crime kill the autonomous car?

Cybercrime presents AVs with an existential threat. This report examines what hackers may be capable of, and what action industry players are taking

Special report: will cyber crime kill the autonomous car?

Could cyber criminals render the autonomous vehicle agenda untenable? It’s possible: this is the conclusion of Automotive World’s latest special report. The increasing vehicular connectivity pivotal to self-driving technology will also expose cars to the same risks which all connected devices face, opening up opportunities for ransomware and data theft.

More worrying still is the potential for hijackings and malicious harm, which could destroy public confidence in AVs altogether. Yet automakers and their partners are acutely aware of the danger, and are already dedicating efforts to secure the AV. ‘Special report: will cyber crime kill the autonomous car?’ explores these efforts, along with other crucial questions, such as who is likely to target vehicles, and what action will regulators take to enshrine safety.

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‘Special report: will cyber crime kill the autonomous car?’ presents insight from:

  • Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC)
  • Capgemini
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Centre for Cyber Security, University of Huddersfield
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • ForAllSecure
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
  • Green Hills Software
  • Guardknox
  • Guidehouse Insights
  • Honigman LLP
  • Irdeto
  • Kaspersky
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • PAVE Campaign
  • Tata Communications
  • Regulus Cyber
  • Sibros