Sorry I’m late for work boss, my car’s been hacked

Sorry I'm late for work boss, my car's been hacked

Could the self-driving cars of the future be prone to cyber attacks, disrupting traffic and your journey?

As pictures, words and opinions about Google’s self-driving car zipped around the information superhighway (at speeds in excess of what that little car will manage, I’d imagine), the following comment popped into my email inbox.

It’s from Wil Rockall, who is director of KPMG’s cyber security team. He warns that the potential for ‘spam jams’ and hacker-driven congestion might affect consumers’ driving experiences in the future.

Rockall says: “There is no doubt that self-drive cars are going to become a reality.

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