(CNSNews.com) – As the nation speeds toward development of fully self-driving vehicles, here’s a speed bump to consider: Not only is hacking a “real threat,” but “autonomous vehicles provide an avenue for terrorism as well,” Congress was told on Tuesday.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) asked RAND Senior Information Scientist Nidhi Kalra, “How real is the threat of vehicle hacking” when it comes to autonomous vehicles.
It is a very real threat. There — transportation is one of the areas that receives a lot of attention from hacking because it is — you know it’s a way to disrupt our transportation system. So there’s a great concern there. And cyber security is not something that can sort of be shrink wrapped on top of the vehicle because there’s so many parts that contribute to the ultimate…
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