Powering Systems Design

With consumer paranoia about security at an all-time high, does automotive software development need to up its game in the quality stakes? The recent collaboration between automotive manufacturers and internet providers in the creation of the autonomous vehicle has sparked great consumer interest in the development of the car that will one day deliver functionality talked about in mid-20th century science fiction.  

The initial enthusiasm has been tempered by the reality that connecting a car to the internet has inherent risks.  On further consideration, is this paranoia about internet connectivity the real issue at hand and what questions does this raise about automotive software quality in general?