SANTA CLARA, Calif. — At RoboBusiness 2017 here this past week, I was one of the few private-sector attendees not from the robotics industry. I gave a presentation on “Robotics, AI, and IoT Security,” which looked at the possibilities and challenges that can emerge as robot and auto cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and geopolitics converge. Several audience members asked questions about what to do next.
Automotive cybersecurity is a growing concern, and governments everywhere need to begin paying more attention to it. Some already are. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SELF Drive Act, which would increase the number of self-driving cars allowed to be tested on roads to 100,000. Within the proposed legislation are provisions that let automakers choose which safeguards to use.
Separately, the U.K. unveiled eight guidelines in August to steer cybersecurity measures for self-driving vehicles. One of guidelines calls for automakers to ensure that their vehicles can still operate and function after being hit by a cyberattack.
Laying down rules of the road for auto cybersecurity
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