OH NO – My Car Has Been Hacked!

As you know, software and hardware are converging at a breakneck pace. Functions in products like cars and planes that were once controlled mechanically are increasingly being controlled by software. There are benefits to be derived from this of course, or it wouldn’t be happening. But as with almost everything technology delivers, new benefits come with new risks. Having one’s computer hacked is not something any of us would want, but we would most likely survive it. But what if our software-controlled car were to be hacked?

Photo: car hackThat’s exactly what happened recently with the Tesla Model S – fortunately in experimental conditions. A group of Zhejiang University students hacked the Tesla Model S and were able to open its doors and sun roof, and other fun things while the car was in motion (follow the link for details).

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/polarion/oh-no-my-car-has-been-hacked/