INTEL HAS LAUNCHED the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB), a group of security experts that will address the risks associated with connected vehicles.
The establishment of the ASRB will mitigate the risks associated with connected cars while "continuing to develop technological progression and innovation", Intel said.
Researchers picked from the "top security industry talent" will perform security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for cyber security initiatives to benefit the automobile industry and drivers.
Intel said that the most exposed attack surfaces in connected cars are steering and braking, the remote key, airbags and even lighting systems.
"We can, and must, raise the bar against cyber attacks in automobiles," said Chris Young, SVP and GM at Intel Security.
"With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and encourage that cyber security is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car. Few things are more personal than our safety while on the road, making the ASRB the right idea at the right time."
Intel will provide the ASRB with automotive advanced development platforms on which to conduct research. The findings will be published as an ongoing process, and the researcher who provides the most significant advance in cyber security for cloud-connected automobiles will win a new car.
Analysts at Gartner said that the number of connected passenger vehicles on the road will be about 150 million by 2020, and 60 to 75 percent of them will be capable of consuming, creating and sharing web-based data.
Fiat Chrysler warned of problems with 1.4 million vehicles in the US earlier this year after growing concerns that onboard systems are wide open to attack by hackers.
The safety recall came in the form of a USB device that affected customers can plug directly into their car to update to the latest software.
The update applied to a number of models equipped with an 8.4in touchscreen entertainment system. These included the Dodge Viper (2013-2015), Dodge Challenger (2015) and a number of Jeep Grand Cherokee models (2014-2015). µ
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