Mikko Hurskainen

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Cybersecurity in connected cars – how do consumers see the rising cybersecurity threats?

The year 2017 saw a steady increase in the number of cybersecurity incidents as well as initiatives aiming to counter threats. Consumers experienced the incidents largely as a nuisance when some operations discontinued. Organizations hit by the incidents experienced the same nuisance as downtime which translated into additional costs. Developing regulatory actions against cyber attacks (…)

SOFTWARE DEFINED CAR

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During the past 100 years, there has been only one major technical revolution in cars: combustion engine in 1890s. In the following 10 years, we will see not just one but four major disruptions in the industry: connectivity, electrical vehicles, self-driving and car sharing. In all of these the enabling technology is software. Where cars (…)

BLUEPRINT OF SELF-DRIVING CAR

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10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020, stated The Self-Driving Report of BI Intelligence 2016. The movement towards autonomous driving is inevitable, no matter when the self-driving cars will become a reality for larger masses. OEMs like Tesla, Mercedes and BMW have or are soon launching ADAS features that give the (…)

ADAS AS PART OF CAR COMPUTERS

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“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today a historic commitment by 20 automakers representing more than 99 percent of the U.S. auto market to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on virtually all new cars no later than NHTSA’s 2022 reporting year.” (…)

CAN TODAY’S CONNECTED CAR SYSTEMS BE SECURED?

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Automakers and their suppliers believe it will take one to three years to secure connected-car technology, according to a new study made by IDC and Veracode. The survey found that while the auto industry is aware of potential privacy and safety problems and is working to resolve them, it is unclear how long it will take for (…)

WHY ARE OTA UPDATES SO IMPORTANT FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES?

In the last decade, the need to deliver new features and updates throughout the lifespan of a product has become an integral part of connected devices, which in turn have become a focal point of our everyday lives. No longer do you buy a device expecting it’s software and feature offering to remain unchanged through (…)

IN CONNECTED CARS, SECURITY IS SAFETY

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In the automotive industry safety is very important and highly regulated. But mention the word security in the industry and most people will think of physical security and not directly relate it to safety. Car design has been evolving for the last 130 years with ever more pressure on the manufacturers to add features, reduce (…)