Feds: Self-driving cars must be terrorist proof

635960830008152477-Connected-carIn its quest to build connected and self-driving cars, the automotive industry is facing a daunting task that national security experts say is a must: Design a car that's terrorist-proof — or at least try.

With 220 million Internet connected cars expected to be on the roads within five years, a national security expert visited Detroit Tuesday and urged automakers to be mindful of the growing cyber-security threats posed by terrorists, information crooks and spies who could potentially try to hack into wired vehicles and cause mayhem of all sorts.

While there are no known cases of terrorists hacking a connected car, the Department of Justice official stressed that automakers need to try to stay one step ahead of any potential hackers and ask:

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Source: www.freep.com

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