Security

10th April 2019

Ford Hits Back After Keyless Theft Risk Exposed

Hard-on-the-heels of a security alert about its keyless car entry technology, Ford has announced new anti-theft key fobs for its two most popular models. The carmaker had been cited...

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27th March 2019

JLR Plans Infection-Free Cabin Space

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed it’s looking into ways to protect occupants of its cars from catching a bug from fellow passengers. Its experiments center around using ultra-violet...

By Phil Oakley

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27th March 2019

In a V2X World Street Furniture Poses Cyber-Security Risks

Cyber-security has become a hot topic following several incidents that proved existing, barely-connected vehicles are not 100% safe. It has amplified the concerns for how automobiles will be protected...

By Louis Bedigian

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21st March 2019

Half of New Cars at Risk From Keyless Theft

More than half of new cars are at serious risk of being stolen owing to keyless technology being widely deployed by carmakers. Top selling 2019 models including Ford Mondeo,...

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13th March 2019

VW Cutting ECUs From 70 to “3 or 4”

Volkswagen plans to improve its software’s robustness by reducing its cars’ 70 electronic control units “to three or four central on-board computers”. CEO Herbert Diess announced that move at...

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7th March 2019

Car Data Unlocks As Many Opportunities as Concerns

Cars are producing data that can help automakers, personalize experiences and improve driving skills. Mobility data is not without issues but can provide fascinating future use cases. TU-Automotive talked...

By Lynn Walford

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16th January 2019

Telematics Maker Targets Car-Sharing Companies With Immobilization Tech

An Israeli telematics maker is targeting car-sharing companies with tech it claims enables them to “control and immobilize” vehicles, preventing “unauthorized driver[s]” from entering them. ERM Advanced Telematics is...

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16th January 2019

Tesla Is Target & Prize in White Hat Hacker Contest

Hacking into a Tesla Model 3 can earn someone up to $250,000 in a Pwn2Own contest.

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15th January 2019

Flaws in Schneider EV Chargers Could Allow Hackers to Take Control

Schneider Electric has issued a software patch to fix several security vulnerabilities in the company's EVlink Parking charging stations.

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2nd January 2019

Hyundai Fingerprint Tech Claims Five-Fold Increased Security

Following the trend for mobile device technology gravitating into the auto world, Hyundai is claiming a world first in bringing fingerprint recognition into its range. It says its automotive...

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24th December 2018

Autonomous & Connected Vehicles Must Be a Top Security Priority

A Frost & Sullivan report warns OEMs should make cybersecurity a top priority for self-driving cars, and start preparing for future threats now.

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24th December 2018

AV Cyber-Security Standards Announced in UK

The UK’s standards and compliance authority has published new standards for cyber-security in autonomous vehicles. The British Standards Institute (BSI) received funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to...

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