Today’s vehicles are connected to countless infrastructures and devices,
consisting of more than 100 million lines of code:
this is 15 times more than aircraft software.
The features of the vehicles increase satisfaction for the consumer,
but in reality, it also increases the risk.
As more infrastructure and devices are connected to the vehicles,
there will be newer methods that arise
which can pose a great threat to the connected devices.
Hackers can penetrate the Controller Area Network (CAN)
where information is exchanged between Electronic Control Units (ECUs)
and hijack the movement of the vehicles.
Additionally, they can access the automatic brake system and even tamper or delete the
messages that can lead to alterations of the vehicle’s operation.
This could slow down the traffic, paralyze the entire city,
and even threaten the lives of the drivers and pedestrians.