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Internet of Car...rikey what the hell just happened to my car?



If there were a standard electronic system for these cars, then wouldn't security be better? Like, say a linux fork that all the cars used with their own tailoring for their own needs but the baseline software would be secure by design and they wouldn't have to re-invent the wheel for each new car (as, judging by the various incar electrics I've seen, happens).

The open source platform would be reviewed by each car maker and independent reviewers alike to ensure it's secure and updates are keeping inline, yes there's the argument that car company y wouldn't want to share information with car company x but as a baseline security is in their interests they should comply with disclosure, as any eventual discovery will make them look bad, as either they'll have to lie and say they're affected as to not piss everyone off that they'd already patch it, or piss everyone off by admitting they didn't disclose it.

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