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Susan Fourtané
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2/28/2016 | 2:33:25 PM
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Brian, the aerodynamics in the Mercedes F 015 is also because the car is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. You wonder if they will make a come back. I would say that since the technology in the Mercedes is the best of the best there is problably a reason. :) /Susan
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2/28/2016 | 3:26:30 PM
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Brian, NASA also uses hydrogen fuel cells to power the shuttles' electrical systems. One benefit of this is that the crew can drink the clean byproduct> clean water. /Susan
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2/29/2016 | 4:35:31 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Technorati,

in the case of connected and autonomous cars the security comes in the networks and solutions that make the connectivity possible.

What car manufactures have to watch is the security protection against cyber-attacks and intrusions, which cause malfunctions, or threten the physical integraty of the driver or pedestrians. 

Software and connectivity for connected and autonomus vehicles will become more critical. Safety and security telematics will play an important role, thus, they need to be enhanced since the start. Security vendors are taking care of this. 

Would you buy a totally autonomous car which has option of manual mode as well. or you would be happy with a car with some connectivity? :)

-Susan 

 
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2/29/2016 | 7:55:21 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars

I am very excited about connected cars I think the possibilities for transporting a whole group of the population that can't drive today is incredible! However I do hope there is very rigorous testing, while cyber-attacks are always a worry general tech hiccups are part of any technology project. In this case it could be very detrimental to lives and traffic as a whole.

 

Susan Fourtané
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2/29/2016 | 8:24:00 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Impact,

Yes, people who can't drive are going to really enjoy these cars. They will change their life. Also, parents will have more free time since the car will drive the kids to school, pick them up, and do other things like sending things to relatives, friends, etc. 

-Susan  
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2/29/2016 | 9:28:44 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Susan I don't know that I would put my young child in a self driving car on their own but I do think it would be great for the elderly disabled or teenagers that need a ride to the mall!
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3/2/2016 | 3:18:59 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Impact, How old is your young child? Yes, for the elderly, disabled, and teens will be great, as well as for those who don't like driving, or can't drive for some reason, but also for children who go to school. /Susan
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2/29/2016 | 9:56:09 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Technorati, 

The use of scanners? What exactly do you have in mind? 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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2/29/2016 | 9:57:16 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
That's quite a timely thought, progman. :D

-Susan
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2/29/2016 | 10:13:50 AM
Re: Where does this leave motorsports?
Whoopty, 

I am happy you have addressed this question. :) Indeed, as you did, I thought about this as well. I think you have missed the second page of the story, here is the link: http://www.informationweek.com/it-life/mwc-2016-paves-path-for-connected-cars-/a/d-id/1324462?page_number=2 < - Connected cars and Formula 1 

British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton doesn't think they will replace drivers in motorsports. :) After you read the second page, let me know if you have questions. 

-Susan 

 
Susan Fourtané
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2/29/2016 | 11:19:47 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
progman, 

Maybe not yet. But you never know. 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 11:34:12 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Technorati, 

According to the conversations I have had at MWC with the companies like Nokia Networks providing 5G and network services for IoT, M2M, connected cars, etc., they say these networks are being built with enhanced encrypted security. 

These cars need to have a different kind of security, stronger than what smartphones have, because they could be used as potential weapons. Just imagine that someone thinks of crashing a car like they crashed the planes into the WTC in New York. :/ 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 12:01:41 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Technorati, 

Good question, nevertheless.

Do you mean the option of buying a car with all the connected features disabled and then enable them as you think is convenient for you? Something like that? 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 12:57:53 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
progman, 

It's not their fault if they are getting all the attention. It's not an easy topic either. However, I think I am on Apple's side. The company has shown consistency about how they treat privacy, which is a good thing. 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 6:55:43 PM
Re: Looking forward...
jnskm, 

You really get the picture. :) How nice. Yes, these cars are really quiet.

I loved reading your description and how much you would enjoy a self-driving car experience, and all what you would do during its driving time.

That is exactly what the car manufacturers say about what the point of these cars is. 

I hope your dream comes true soon. :) 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 7:35:31 PM
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Glad you liked it, Stacey. :) 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 7:40:58 PM
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Brian, 

I really think hydrogen fuel cells is the way to go. As you mention the environmental benefits that renewable energy brings, it's also great for the human health since vehicles also become more silent. 

-Susan 
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2/29/2016 | 8:06:08 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
jnskm, 

That would be catastrophic, indeed! This has been a thought-provoking conversation. Thank you. As I mentioned earlier, according to the conversations I have had with, for example, researchers and experts on 5G from Nokia Networks and others, providing an encrypted security for the networks is top on the 5G agenda.

But as we know, things can happen. This technology is great and its many possible applications will improve the quality of living in more than one way. Yet, we need to remember that there are evil people out there.

As for the smartphones and Apple, yes, I agree. The Apple vs FBI case shows that the technology exists. The fact that companies can choose how to use it, or don't use it is a different story.

Apple's security has always been reliable. Many people critize the company because of the price of the products. But when you buy an Apple product you get quality and in cases like this, you really understand how much you can trust the company. As an Apple user, I am very pleased. :)

-Susan  
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2/29/2016 | 8:50:27 PM
Big in the Bay Area, but will they work?
I think driverless cars will worsen traffic snarl-ups in the Bay Area because cars must take their turns and proceed through narrow corridors at such frequent intervals that the software will balk and freeze up at the close proximity to other cars. Or it may be driver-driven cars will have an advantage in highly congested situations that slows the progress of cautiously driven, driverless cars.
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3/2/2016 | 2:51:15 PM
Re: Big in the Bay Area, but will they work?
Charlie, I don't know particularly in the Bay area, but according to car manufacturers, companies responsible for the connectivity in the vehicles, and research studies traffic will see improvements and fatalities on the road will decrease. /Susan
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3/2/2016 | 3:58:44 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Broadway, that's a great question about what the right age for sending kids to school in an autonomous car would be. Do you think when self-driving cars become more common people will leave fear behind? /Susan
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3/7/2016 | 4:43:02 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
tjgkg, sometimes I wonder if it is not us who come up with all these ideas and hackers just find them ready to elaborate, improve, and put them into practice. What do you think of this, do you think it could be possible? Terrorists already deliberately crash and planes. The only difference would be that none of them has to die in the process. Yes, there are some really bad people out there. But progress and technology can't be stopped because of them. It is also true that the good guys are doing everything that is in their power in the security space. /Susan
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3/7/2016 | 4:59:17 AM
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Broadway, exactly. Most people have a tendency to resist new technologies due to a fear of the unknown. It takes time, but at the end it will be as you said. Do you personally would have a driverless car if you had to the chance now? /Susan
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3/9/2016 | 11:56:49 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
tjgkg, 

Of course, I understand. If we have a quick look at the history of humanity we can see that since the very beginning there have been such people. This, innevitably, if something that won't change any time soon.

We just have to accept that with all the great things that new technologies will bring the same things will also be used for bad things by those nasty people.

I hope I could give you a more positive forecast, though. We'll see what happens. 

-Susan 


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