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The Reality of Self-Driving Cars and the Regulatory Hurdles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says in its guidelines for automakers and state regulators regarding autonomous vehicles that “‘automated’ or ‘self-driving’ vehicles are a future technology rather than one that you’ll find in a dealership tomorrow or in the next few years,” because “a variety of technological hurdles have to be cleared, and … Continue Reading

DOT Issues Proposed Cybersecurity Guidance for Auto Industry

On Monday, October 24, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued proposed cybersecurity  guidance to the auto industry, including auto manufacturers and designers and manufacturers of vehicle systems and software, designed to assist the industry in developing best practices to safeguard vehicles’ systems against cyber-attacks and to protect the data … Continue Reading

Federal Government Releases Policy on Autonomous Vehicles

On September 21, 2016, the federal government, through the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), released “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: Accelerating the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety,” which is the first attempt to provide guidance to the auto industry about the issues inherent in the implementation of autonomous vehicles on public roadways. In the … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #36 – Connected car security

A recent Government Accountability Office report outlined vehicle cybersecurity concerns, outlining that hackers can penetrate the technology of vehicles in both long range and short range attacks, including targeting Bluetooth controls. These car hackings allow the hackers to access steering, brakes, telematics and critical controls of cars. Just to put the threat in context, it … Continue Reading

DOT and automakers agree to data sharing pact to encourage best cybersecurity practices

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has entered into a data sharing agreement with all of the major car manufacturers, which includes the requirement that the manufacturers develop best practices around cybersecurity and encourages them to share information relating to cyber-threats and defenses to cyber intrusions. The “Proactive Statement of Principles 2016” states: “automakers and … Continue Reading

Automakers receive request for information letters about vehicle-to-vehicle communications’ privacy

This week, Senator Ed Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal sent letters to 18 automakers requesting an update on vehicle-to-vehicle communications’ (V2V) privacy and security. The Senators are seeking information on each automakers’ “efforts to protect the privacy and security of the cars [they] sell[ ].” Back in December 2013, the Senators had sent letters to … Continue Reading
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