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jnskm
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2/29/2016 | 6:53:57 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
I would hope companies supplying the communications infrastructure to self-driving cars will make them robust. From what we are seeing with Apple vs. the FBI a smartphone can have security features that make it impossible to brute force hack into it. Unfortunately Apple is the only company that seems to be trustworthy.

All companies in the Android ecosystem is involved in sharing our information for analytics and then for sale to the highest bidding advertiser. I recently read an article that showed ads leak personal information and when those are aggregated it is not too difficult to find out who is behind the clicks, where she lives, works, etc.

You make a good point Susan: "Just imagine that someone thinks of crashing a car like they crashed the planes into the WTC in New York. :/" But it will be exponentially worse if someone was able to hack into the communications infrastructure of say Nokia's 5G for connected cars. All cars -- probably in the tens of hundreds of thousands -- would then be made to crash into things, all over the world. That would be catastrophic.
Technocrati
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2/29/2016 | 6:13:24 PM
Re: Looking forward...

@jnskm    You make it sound so great, I am actually looking forward to it too !  : ) 

jnskm
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2/29/2016 | 3:15:33 PM
Looking forward...
I look forward to the day when I don't have to drive, unless I want to. I wouldn't want to fight traffic during the weekday to work and back; I'd want a monthly subscription to Uber -- with self-driving cars -- that will come to my door, pick me up, and drop me off at work. The same happens the way home. Red dots on Google Maps or Apple Maps won't be a problem because I can be eating dinner, doing some work, watching a TV episode, or just taking a power nap on my way. These self-driving cars will most likely be electric powered so it will be generally quiet and even congested roads and highways will not be so terribly polluted as they are today. I look forward.
Brian.Dean
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2/29/2016 | 1:29:49 PM
Re: Fuel Cell vs. Lithium Ion
@Susan, good point. Another benefit is that a Hydrogen energy environment will be able to utilize renewable energy such as, solar and wind to the fullest. For instance, Hydrogen production plants can turn the production on high during perk sunshine and operate at a lower output during the night.

Hydrogen has a long way to catch up if it is to surpass Lithium Ion that already has a Gigafactory.
Technocrati
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2/29/2016 | 1:18:33 PM
Re: Fuel Cell vs. Lithium Ion

@Brian.Dean   Thanks for confirming my suspicion.   But it is encouraging that EV's are becoming more safe than gas powered vehicles which have always been questionable in my opinion.

Brian.Dean
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2/29/2016 | 1:04:13 PM
Re: Fuel Cell vs. Lithium Ion
@Technocratic, yes you are right. Hydrogen is extremely combustible. It requires a source of Oxygen and a spark to create a dangerous situation.

EVs on the other hand, are gaining safety ratings that are higher than traditional gasoline driven vehicles. The enhanced safety is due to the battery housing reinforcing the chassis, batteries in the middle rather than an engine at the front also changes the weight distribution and having an empty front trunk create a good crumple zone.
Susan Fourtané
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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 
Technocrati
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2/29/2016 | 12:47:26 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars

@progman2000    Not yet officially but it has been shown that it is easily possible by those who know how to do it.  I believe I saw an article and video about it on CNet.

Technocrati
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2/29/2016 | 12:38:07 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
@Susan   Exactly.  That would be a useful option don't you think ?
Susan Fourtané
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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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