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.
Tesla is once again in the media spotlight for hacking, hiring and hassles from customers. At the Symposium on Security for Asia Network Conference in Beijing this week (July 16 and 17), hackers can win $10,000 if they can hack a Tesla S. In the meantime, Tesla is actively seeking to hire US Military veterans. Tesla already employes 300 veterans because of the technical skills learned in the armed forces and wants to recruit 600 more, while the first successful “Lemon Law” negotiation with an unsatisfied customer was completed.
The winning Tesla hacker must use the in-car touch screen to surf the internet and manipulate the vehicle’s controls remotely through a computer.