UK Sets Tougher Rules to Pro­tect Smart Ve­hi­cles

New guide­lines to en­sure cy­ber threats are fac­tored into the de­sign of new au­to­mo­biles

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son­ally iden­ti­fi­able data held on a ve­hi­cle's sys­tems. Man­u­fac­tur­ers must make plans for how to main­tain and sup­port se­cu­rity over the life­time of the ve­hi­cle, the gov­ern­ment said, and per­sonal ac­count­abil­ity for prod­uct se­cu­rity should be held at board level.

Along­side this, the gov­ern­ment said it was also plan­ning new leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­sur­ance for self-driv­ing cars.

The in­tro­duc­tion of self-driv­ing cars has been ham­pered by le­gal hur­dles in sev­eral coun­tries as in­sur­ers and leg­is­la­tors try to es­tab­lish who would ul­ti­mately be re­spon­si­ble in the event of an ac­ci­dent.

“Mea­sures to be put be­fore par­lia­ment mean that in­sur­ing mod­ern ve­hi­cles will pro­vide pro­tec­tion for con­sumers if tech­nolo­gies fail,” it said.

FILE PHOTO There are con­cerns over hack­ers tak­ing con­trol of smart ve­hi­cles

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