When the Internet meets the real world — in a Jeep
By Nigel M. de S. Cameron
News that hackers had messed with the controls of a Jeep Cherokee — first the heater, then the radio … then the transmission, then the brakes — sent a shiver down a lot of spines, and not just in the high-tech community and the auto industry. The entire industrial economy is amped up about the Next Big Thing, and that “thing” goes by the curious name of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Autos is a particularly sensitive part of the mix.
But back to the Jeep.
The fact that it was a “friendly” hack, and that Fiat Chrysler is issuing a fix, offers cold comfort...Read More