NHTSA issues nonbinding guidance on auto cybersecurityMon, 24, Oct 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidance for how automakers should approach cybersecurity amid growing scrutiny prompted by high-profile vehicle hacks and the spread of car connectivity technologies.
Japanese automakers finally getting serious about car hackingSat, 22, Oct 2016
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Key evolution is on its way -- no fob, just a smartphone appSun, 23, Oct 2016
The latest evolution in car keys is on its way -- no car key at all. The future of vehicle entry and engine start is in your smartphone.
Threat of attacks unites competitorsMon, 24, Oct 2016
Regulating cybersecurity attacks has forced automakers to make friends with former foes and to start sharing information with competitors.
Qualcomm bid for NXP could lead it into battleMon, 24, Oct 2016
Qualcomm's bid to get NXP would make it an automotive chip colossus - but the competition won't be easy.
Tesla says it will roll out Uber-style ride services programThu, 20, Oct 2016
Tesla plans to announce details of its planned ride-services program next year. The electrical vehicle maker picked an unusual spot to provide an update on the effort: a website disclaimer.
Toyota to sponsor USA Today's new virtual reality showThu, 20, Oct 2016
Toyota is testing a new type of advertising by running the first commercial designed to be viewed within USA Today's new virtual reality program. The ad for Toyota's 2017 Camry will debut today when it sponsors the first episode of "VRtually There," said the show's creator, Gannett Inc.
Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving carsWed, 19, Oct 2016
Google and automakers objected to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.
Cybersecurity opens door to a new kind of automotive supplierMon, 17, Oct 2016
Emerging hacking cybersecurity threats have created a cybersecurity market that is expected to “grow exponentially” in the next seven years and could hit $759 million in revenue by 2023, according to IHS Markit.
Hackers mostly want financial data, not destructionMon, 17, Oct 2016
There's a lot of fear-mongering around the issue of automotive cybersecurity, but a growing number of experts say that creating havoc on the roads is not the primary threat from car hackers. They may be after something much more mundane: your money.
Automakers turn to hackers to find bugsSat, 15, Oct 2016
It's become an industry practice to rely on strangers around the world to identify and report software vulnerabilities in vehicles. Since mid-2015, automakers such as Tesla Motors, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have launched “bug bounty” programs, inviting coders to find and report vulnerabilities in their vehicle software.
Industry is crazy over technologyMon, 17, Oct 2016
I am not sure where the clamor is coming from. But judging by the Paris motor show, the auto industry is going crazy about electric cars and self-driving vehicles.