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Be Aware Of Tech Loaded Vehicles; They Can Be Hacked

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Be Aware Of Tech Loaded Vehicles; They Can Be Hacked

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Car-hacking is a new entry to the “list of motorist’s fears” as computer systems can be hacked very easily

A survey from University of Michigan shows that motorists are worried about the use of computer technology in vehicles and they think that their cars and or car engines could be hacked or controlled by others and the data could be stolen. According to the survey, majority of drivers form America, Australia and UK believe that the “connected-vehicle” technology will make driving safer to some extent, but majority of them is concerned about security and privacy.


Transportation Research Institute department has conducted this research and they polled 1,600 motorists about the new technologies, out of which more than two third think that the connected vehicles are important and safe for general public, while thirty percent online researchers responded that they are ‘very concerned’ about the potential fears subjected to the computer technologies and potential for violation in vehicle security by hackers and some of them were worried about data privacy as the technology could give access to the data about vehicle speed and location.
Another group of respondents was moderately concerned about new technology and an almost quarter of respondents are slightly concerned, as represented in survey report.

Several automakers also replied to the survey results where German automaker Daimler answers to the threat as a heavy investment has been made in security systems and protection of passengers, while Ford has said, “we are actively working on protecting the privacy of any motorist using its vehicles”.

Autonomous surveys by the U.S. Department of Transportation have also pointed out that automobiles are vulnerable to hacking. This hitch could develop as more serious as manufacturers add more competence to their cars, including the facility to reprogram engine control systems to overcome software problems. in the meantime, a rising number of automakers, such as General Motors and Hyundai, now present remote start and remote door unlocking characteristics that could be converted into the target of hackers.