Industry experts estimate that every car will be connected in some way by 2025, and the market for connected vehicle technology will reach $54 billion by 2017.
The connected vehicle is truly a microcosm of IoT. Not only can a networked car, truck or bus include internal sensors that determine such things as speed, location and temperature of the vehicle, but it also may interact with surrounding roads, buildings and other vehicles to provide up-to-the-minute information to improve safety and avoid traffic.
The media is full of stories about hacks designed to break into cars. Two DARPA-funded security researchers recently showed how they were able to take control of braking and steering systems easily with a hack that cost $150 in parts. Other more common hacks include commandeering keyless entry fobs or siphoning communications between a smart phone and a smart car using a Bluetooth network. Device Authority is working with automotive manufacturers to secure IoT applications and ensure privacy and security.
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