UK cyber-security expert warns self-driving cars could be hacked

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LONDON — Self-driving cars could be seen on the streets of Britain from next year, but according to the Institute of Engineering and Technology‘s cyber-security lead they could be vulnerable to attack from hackers.

Speaking at the launch of an IET report on the future of autonomous vehicles, Hugh Boyes warned that software systems must become more reliable before the public can have confidence in computer-controlled vehicles.

“Recent reports analysing software show that 98 percent of applications have serious defects and in many cases there were 10-15 defects per application,” he said“If ultimately you want to use autonomous vehicles, we need to make sure they don’t have a defect.” Read more…

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