Two senators are trying to defend your future cars from hacks.
Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal (of Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively) recently reintroduced the SPY Car Act, which aims to protect the control of your vehicle as well as any data a hacker might find there.
The bill’s authors hope to separate “critical software systems” from noncritical ones, so an infection of the noncritical parts wouldn’t necessarily lead to an infection of the systems that control the vehicle.
Were it to become law, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be tasked with making sure vehicles could detect any kind of hack and follow that detection by stopping it before the car is being controlled remotely. Read more…