UK Sets Tougher Rules to Protect Smart Vehicles
New guidelines to ensure cyber threats are factored into the design of new automobiles
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