There were many news stories for those interested in embedded chips and connects car news tips from Uber, CGI, Xilinix, Ficonic, Lexis Nexis, J.D. Power, Aria Systems and TU Automotive.

Uber will Pay Hackers

Uber wants white hat hackers to find vulnerabilities in its products.Uber announced an official bug bounty program. Payouts will go up to $10,000 for critical issues.

  • The first reward program season will be begin on May 1 and it will last 90 days.
  • Bounty hunters will be eligible for the reward program once they have found four issues that have been accepted by Uber as genuine bugs.
  • If they find a fifth issue within the 90 day session, they will get an additional, bonus payout. This will be equivalent to 10% of the average payouts for all the other issues found in that session.

CGI Testing for Volvo

CGI  has signed a contract with Volvo Cars for the delivery of software testing services. By carrying out tests regularly, Volvo Cars can ensure that it maintains high quality while also streamlining its projects and reducing costs. The testing services will initially include functional tests, performance tests, automated tests and safety tests.