Connected cars are made up of multiple digital components, including software, hardware, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, mobile apps, and the cloud. While all of these components improve driving experience beyond what we would have thought possible 20 years ago, they are also all susceptible to hacking.
Creating cars that can easily connect with each other and the cloud significantly raises the possibility of automotive hacking. This not only puts consumers’ private data and the cars themselves at risk, but it also jeopardizes drivers’ safety. Yet while the industry speeds ahead in creating new technological features, carmakers are largely failing to catch up when it comes to cybersecurity
Innovative developments in connected car systems need to be accompanied by the right level of cybersecurity, which can be integrated into the car’s design from the drawing board. Building advanced car security into design in this way does not come easily, but those that prioritize it will reap the rewards in the long term. Let’s take a look at how automakers can successfully create secure connected cars, right from the design stage.