Driving while distracted is dangerous and has been an issue since the Secretary of Transportation made it his mission to put a stop to this very dangerous behavior. There are currently 39 states, plus the District of Columbia that have a ban on texting while driving. An additional 10 states plus Washington DC ban handheld cell use while driving. Distracted driving has been attributed with causing over 3,000 deaths in 2010 alone.
et with the introduction of such innovative technology, what’s being considered in terms of cybersecurity safety? As infotainment and connected services/internet features are more intricately wired into automotive systems, what’s to prevent malicious hackers from taking control of the steering wheel and simply driving it off the road?
In the past few years, the pace of global automation of industry processes has been increasing at a historically high rate. The remarkable rise in the demand for industrial robots has caused a double-digit in global sales of these valuable machines. The demand for factory robots has grown drastically not only in some countries but across the world.
The U.S. was a country made and designed for cars. The farther cities spread out from each other, the bigger and stronger cars were designed. Today, the entire country would shut down if it wasn’t for the trucking industry bringing goods to people’s neighborhoods. However, the world as we know it is quietly and fundamentally changing too. And that means how cars are operated and function.
There was a time when cars didn’t come standard with seat belts. That seems like a ludicrous statement, but they just weren’t deemed necessary in the early days of the automobile. It’s hard to imagine a time when cars didn’t come equipped with things like gas gauges, seat belts, or speedometers. The automobile industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years when it comes to the technology that comes standard in vehicles.
“Black boxes” were originally devices that are installed in airplanes to record two things: sound in the aircraft, and aircraft computer data. This information is generally extracted in the instance of a plane crash in order for pilots to try to figure out what exactly happened. Now, the technology is being installed in most new automobiles in order to track driving, which would help people lower their insurance costs exponentially.