Data Security in a Connected Car

Data Security in a Connected Car World

A recent survey from auto shopping and research site asked consumers questions about their knowledge of connected car security. The results were startling: consumers scored an average grade of a failing 49%. When this is paired with Upstream’s data showing that connected-car attacks have increased six-fold from 2014-2018. It suggests that consumers haven’t been […]


Toyota, Intel, and Ericsson create connected car data consortium

Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT Docomo, and Toyota have formed the Automotive Edge Computing consortium, a new association dedicated to building an ecosystem for connected car data. Bringing millions of cars online will require a major overhaul of road infrastructure, alongside new networking standards and data centers to send, receive, and store data. See Also: U.K. […]

How can we make parking smarter?

Believe it or not, the parking industry is getting smarter. For cities hoping to integrate more smart technologies into their infrastructure, smart parking is a brilliant way to monitor, manage, and monetize parking. As automated vehicles go from vision to reality, smart parking will become increasingly more necessary. One firm, IPS Group, has a solution. […]

Five lessons learned for the coming of the connected car

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has caused stratospheric growth in the number of connected devices and sensors in enterprises across all industries. It’s estimated that more than 80 things per second are connecting to the Internet, and by 2020 there will be 50 billion things connected to the IoT. Industries such as […]

Busting the 5 biggest myths around the connected car

The connected car market in recent years has shifted into high gear, with the number of connected cars hitting our roadways growing rapidly. Analysts estimate that 94 million connected cars will ship in the year 2021, for a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent from the 21 million connected cars that shipped last year. […]


Apple self-driving effort shifts from hardware to software

Inside Apple’s secretive car division, the focus is starting to shift from building an all-electric, autonomous car to developing software and services that would work inside the prospective car, according to people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans. In a Bloomberg report, Mark Gurman states that the company has “increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology” and […]


Alibaba joins the connected car frenzy along with SAIC

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined forces with SAIC Motor to build the first mass production car running the OS’Car operating system, an automotive fork of YunOS. The Roewe RX5, an SUV unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April, will be outfitted with the internet services. Drivers will receive alternate routes before getting stuck […]


Mitsubishi Outlander hacked, raising car security stakes

Researchers at Pen Test Partners have wirelessly hacked the Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid SUV, allowing them to take control of the vehicle’s electric charging and even turn off the alarm system. In a five minute video, security researcher Ken Munro demonstrates how easy it is for a potential hacker to take control into the system and […]


Musk to Apple: Maybe just try to keep up, ok?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk cast further doubt on Apple’s autonomous car project during the Code Conference in California, reigniting the tension started last year between the two companies. “I think they should have embarked on this project sooner,” Musk said during the interview. “I don’t think they’ll be in production sooner until 2020.” The comment […]


Who is at the head of the connected car class?

Germany’s “Big Three” automakers, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, are leaders in connected car features and user friendly experience, according to a new study that looks at the usage of connectivity in cars. Market research firm TNS and BearingPoint Institute came to this conclusion after conducting a study of 3,700 connected car owners in seven European countries. […]