By the mid-2020s, virtually all new vehicles will have data connections. As we add more driver assist and automation features, the potential for a bad actor to target the transportation system and either steal data, strand vehicles or send them crashing into each other will be vastly larger. Nearly three-quarters of vehicles sold this year will have a telematics system, according to Colin Bird, senior analyst of automotive technology at IHS Markit, and the likelihood of attacks will increase as more vehicles become more connected. At the same time, vehicle defenses haven’t yet caught up to the potential problems.
OEM-Supplier relationship is on the spotlight with this new rise of cyber threats that are here to shake the automotive industry.