Have you ever watched The Lift ? A Dutch horror movie by director Dick Maas about an intelligent ( or smart ?) and murderous elevator starting a killing spree. (Source : wikipedia)
Scary, isn’t it ?
Beyond fiction, the film “The Lift” aimed at questioning technology, systems you can not regain control over.
Nowadays, we are told about the benefits of design thinking, internet of things and their tremendous power in terms of digital and economic development… Oh wait.
Unfortunately, the Internet of Things is driven by marketing ravenous hyenas and very few IoT companies are inspired by – what we could call – the Security Design Thinking.
Today, within the Internet of Things, Auto Industry has to struggle to prevent itself from being hacked both by criminals and by their inner blind appetite for market at the expense of their duty in the field of security.
Imagine the antithesis of the legendary film “Rebel without a cause” where the hero no longer rides a car as a symbol of freedom but he’s the prisoner of a runaway wagon.
The revelations concerning the recent fraud on the behalf of Volkswagen – by the way VW is not an isolated case – highlighted what is at stake in terms of security in the fabulous world of the Internet of Cars.
Before reaching the point of no return, Cars companies and end users should deeply consider the following thoughts :