The security researchers who remotely shut down a Jeep Cherokee last year now claim they can control the car's steering and cruise control, but only after disabling many built-in security features. More Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated the threat of car hacking in a dramatic way, by taking control of a Jeep Cherokee’s transmission and brakes while the car was moving.
Potential Threats to Vehicle Security - This presentation, hosted by John Day, Editor in Chief of Automotive Electronics News, covers areas of vulnerability in application development and discuss how standards-based solutions can help improve security and reduce risk.
Making a Stand - Rigorous stand-alone testing of the many physical components of automobiles is done as a standard part of the development process to allow manufacturers to work out the potential problems of a model before it goes into full production. After all, it is conventional wisdom that it's much less expensive to eliminate a problem before mass production begins than to discover a problem and have to fix it afterwards.