Autonomous Driving is Coming Down the Road. Don’t Let Cybersecurity Become a Detour.

In 2021 the automotive industry is about halfway through the six levels of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) towards full autonomy. Drivers of today’s models can choose to use some hands-off and some eyes-off driving features. Popular examples include:

  • Waymo™ (Google)
  • Super Cruise™ (GM)
  • AutoPilot (Tesla)
  • ProPILOT Assist® (Nissan)
  • DISTRONIC PLUS® (Mercedes-Benz)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (Audi)
  • Pilot Assist (Volvo)

Along with the convenience that increasing automation brings, comes the challenge of keeping cars safe from cybersecurity attacks. Every week we read news reports about businesses getting hacked and suffering data breaches through their networks of computers. Calling our modern cars, a “data center on wheels” means that they are also subject to computer security concerns…