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Tuesday, 04 May 2021 17:53

Security Concerns Rise for Connected Autos

Written by John Koon, Semiconductor Engineering

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The auto industry is transforming itself toward a future in which the automobile increasingly will be connected using V2X and 5G. Driver assistance will improve, and ultimately cars will be guided by AI and machine learning.

But all of this will be closely watched by hackers, looking for an opening and a potentially large and untraceable payout.

 

The replacement of mechanical functionality with electronics, and the rising amount of data that will move both in and out of vehicles, will have a big impact on security. The number of possible targets was already large, but it’s growing rapidly.

 

Automotive designs of the future will include multiple electronic control units (ECUs), advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), machine learning CPUs, 5G and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connections, multiple sensors, infotainment systems, in-cabin artificial intelligence and remote engine starting.

 

So how exactly should the industry prepare for a potential onslaught of malware and hacking?

 

To read more, see Semiconductor Engineering.

 

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