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Threats and Vulnerabilities to Road Transport

As vehicles become increasingly connected, with users demanding more and more communications features from vehicle manufacturers, cyber security will continue to present a challenge. The automotive industry is tackling this head on, however, there is still much to be done. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers need to help position the UK industry as a leader in automotive cyber security, from the vehicles that are manufactured through to the R&D, toolsets and validation facilities that are used to ensure the UK maintains such a position. This article is targeted at technologists who may not be aware of the automotive and potential cyber issues associated with increasingly connected vehicles, introducing them to the key threats and vulnerabilities to road transport. Whilst this article summarises several challenges the industry is facing regarding these threats and vulnerabilities, it will not delve deeply into these challenges as many require their own research paper in their own right.

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Nov 22, 2016
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