At the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge , The Auto Alliance announced a proactive stance towards automotive cyber security. Alliance Vice President of Vehicle Safety and Harmonization, Rob Strassburger’s reported that cybersecurity is among the industry’s top priorities and the auto industry is working continuously to enhance vehicle security features.
Many are concerned that connected cars can be hacked. One of the most difficult cars to hack is the Tesla S and a group is offering $10,000 to hackers who can crack it. However, for most cars on the road today, car hacking is very difficult and requires knowledge and devices that most people don’t have.
When AUTO Connected Car asked security expert Mark Fitzgerald from Strategy Analytics about car computer hacking he said that it seldom happens.
Work has begun on the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC). Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Xerox have joined the center as
There are not many EV cars such as the Toyota Prius EV that can be charged wirelessly, yet, however a new report for WinterGreen Research shows lots of wireless charging pads landing for cars in the next few years, to the tune of $4.6 Billion in 2019.
Worldwide wireless car charging markets should achieve significant growth, notes the report.