Automotive


  • Fears that hackers could control internet-connected cars

    August 6, 2017

    Hackers could potentially take control of internet-connected cars and cause accidents – as manufacturers are urged to better protect them from cyberattacks. Smart vehicles allowing drivers to access maps, travel information and digital radio services are becoming more common in the UK. And there are fears hackers could target them to get hold of personal data or ...

  • Hacking cars: cybersecurity regulations needed for new vehicles

    July 16, 2017

    Imagine driving your pickup truck off-road and suddenly having your airbags and seat belts malfunction because of an object striking the undercarriage. That causes a software error in your smart vehicle, causing the computer to incorrectly turn off critical equipment that protects you. Sounds far fetched? It shouldn’t. It’s part of a recall notice that affected more than 200,000 ...

  • Honda Forced to Shut Plant After WannaCry Returns

    June 21, 2017

    Japanese carmaker Honda has admitted it was forced to briefly shut down a manufacturing plant after finding WannaCry ransomware on its network weeks after the threat first struck around the world. The firm is said to have pulled the plug at its Sayama plant on Monday after discovering a day earlier that the notorious ransomware was ...

  • Autonomous car cyber security consortium awarded funding

    April 11, 2017

    An autonomous car cyber security group will receive government funding as part of a plan to make the UK a hub for the development of self-driving cars, it has been announced. The 5*Stars consortium, which incorporates HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Thatcham Research, Roke and Axillium Research, will get grants to develop defences against cyber attacks on autonomous ...