Cyber Attacks become a big hurdle for the development of Autonomous Cars

As hackers are becoming more sophisticated in launching cyber attacks, they are mostly aiming companies hailing from the tech sector. The reason, these companies have the potential to obey any/all sorts of demands put forward by the hackers. One such tech sector which is predicted to be adversely affected is the self-driving cars. 

By 2020, Gartner expects that the entire Silicon Valley will try to make autonomous driving a reality. However, aside from the steep technical and mechanical challenges involved in building such cars, the biggest challenge which is said to haunt the industry is to make the cars “hackerproof”.

Already they are n number of reports in the media that cars driven by automation are fully prone to hacks. For instance, in 2015, a semi-autonomous Jeep Cherokee was hacked by cyber crooks who killed its transmission and halted it in the middle of a busy road. So, are the big companies like Google and Apple which are involved in the production of autonomous cars listening?

Google which already invested more than $1 billion into Waymo says that its engineers are working on closing all the loopholes which the hackers can exploit in its upcoming cars. Apple has already declared that it is too committed to this effort and said that driverless cars are the ‘mother of all AI projects’. Tesla, Uber, and Lyft have also expressed their desire to come up with the most secure technology when it comes to self-driving cars.

Now, the question is will these entire cars manufactures keep up their word and bring in the best driverless technology which is “hack-proof”?

Well, only time can better answer such questions.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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