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

Editorial consultant (Automotive and Technology), academic, and blogger based in India. He can be reached at

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