Smart car security: Good practices to improve car safety


The automotive industry is undergoing an evolution towards connected and autonomous vehicles. Increasingly smart cars include added features that enhance users’ experience or improve smart car security.

However, if not properly secured, such features can also be leveraged by hackers, and lead to cyberattacks that can result in vehicle immobilization, road accidents, financial losses, disclosure of sensitive data and even endanger road users’ safety.

Previous attacks on smart cars helped raise automotive industry awareness of the security needs and led to the development of several cybersecurity regulations and initiatives aimed at ensuring secure vehicles.