Car Hacking: How Far Possible?

Hacking a car? “Oh, come on, Dhiyanu. It’s ridiculous! No one can and would ever do that”.
Do you think so? That too in this bizarre world and age? It’s certainly not far-fetched. A technological fact indeed. But, it’s too early to worry about the potential threat of your car.

The recent news of two techies taking control of the on-board computers of a Toyota Prius and Ford Escape using a laptop is a fact that car hacking is much more threatening than so far.

Now it is with the car makers and law makers to decide how further and faster they can push technologies to make our drives safer. Sadly, they remain mum or downplay the issue.

Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

Dhiyanesh is equally crazy about driving cars and writing about them. This guy loves everything with a steering wheel, so, at someday if self-driving cars take up all driving, he is sure to go nuts! He likes sedans of 90s era, esp W140 S-Class and R34 Skyline GT. Apart from usual motoring stuffs, he maintains a strong appetite for sociological perspectives on cars, their historical and cultural footprints. He owns a 1999 Fiat Siena passionately, and drives a Ford Fiesta.