Modern vehicles are also increasingly connected to the world around them. Europe’s new eCall system will see cars automatically send airbag, impact sensor and positioning information to the emergency services in the event of a crash, while vehicles already take advantage of cellular networks to relay telematics information, and support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)—for example, BMW’s ConnectedDrive.
In the next few years, this level of sophistication is only going to grow. But as our vehicles become smarter, more sophisticated, and better connected, they will also become subject to new, potentially life-threatening security risks.
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