The pace at which technology is continually being developed in today’s day and age is truly astounding, and when it comes to the automotive industry, one such technology that everyone is aware of is connected car technology. There’s no wonder as to why this is touted to be the next big thing when it comes to the development of the automotive industry. However, the one thing that you need to keep in mind when it comes to this technology are the implied threats it poses to automotive security. Many developments are happening in the field of automotive cyber security to make sure that this doesn’t become a significant issue. Take a look at some of them, that are mentioned below.
Driver safety: The majority of road accidents are caused due to human error, and the technology of self-driven cars can prove to be a huge help when it comes to improving roadside safety due to the negation of any human interference when it comes to mobility services. Connected car security can also help in the integration of technology which can help in – among other things – tracking driver fatigue, which can help reduce accidents caused merely because these drivers are not conscious enough to be driving in the first place.
Helps in vehicle analytics: The advent of IoT technology has assisted the integration of a common platform for data to be filtered and analysed so that any problems during the production process can be identified and taken care of so that they become a major problem later on. When it comes to the automotive industry, connected car security can be enabled through the integration of a vehicle analytics dashboard, which can help in providing real-time information about the workings of a particular vehicle, and allows companies to identify recurring problems and take the required steps to fix this problem.
Not allowing any tampering with universal location services: There has been an unprecedented rise in IoT solutions for the automotive industry and the improvement of location services that can be availed (such as Google Maps; a slice of technology that is honestly taken for granted). This has made regular OTA software updates necessary to provide continuous updates and ensure that nothing particularly malicious can affect these location services and potentially hamper the organised structure of the automotive industry.
Therefore, by integrating these automotive cyber security solutions into the automotive industry, the process of developing and implementing the connected car technology can be done with relative ease.