Car hackers may not want to mess with vehicles in and around the Motor City. A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would punish anyone who infiltrates a vehicle's electronic systems with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment.
Americans have short memories. Despite a number of prominent car-hacking developments in recent months, only 26 percent of respondents to a Kelley Blue Book survey could recall an instance of vehicle hacking over the past year. As automakers pour connected features into new cars, the findings released Tuesday suggest drivers are unaware of the potential risks.
A prominent U.S. senator is speaking out on behalf of motorists who like to repair their own cars. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the U.S. Copyright Office to grant a proposed exemption in copyright law that would ensure drivers and gearheads have a legal right to tinker with and fix vehicles.
Ahead of autonomous vehicles, lightweighting, and hydrogen fuel cells, the MIT Technology Review puts vehicle-to-vehicle communications on its list of Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015. But with car hacking making more headlines more frequently, will V2V be just another way to for your car to be remotely commandeered?