It’s a fact: today’s marketplace has given connected cars the green light. As an OEM or supplier accelerating to create products to meet industry demand, what challenges can you anticipate in 2017? Here is the second installment (following up our post on IP Protection) describing where we believe your attention should be focused during the upcoming year…
As previously reported, the manufacturing industry is now one of the most hacked industries. It has been said that the modern day car is a computer on wheels. That is not quite right. The modern-day car is a network of several computers on wheels. Cars today can have 50 or more electrical control units (ECUs) – each of which is analogous to a separate computer – networked together. There will be an estimated 250 million connected cars on roads around the world by 2020. These cars will have 200 or more sensors collecting information about us, our cars and our driving habits.
With significant advances in smart phone car-connectivity and onboard infotainment systems, our cars are collecting more and more information about our daily lives and personal interactions. As a result, privacy and security of connected cars has evolved and quickly risen over the last year to a top priority of carmakers and suppliers. Here are our top 4 tips for addressing these privacy and security issues and concerns in 2017:
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Of course we believe these tips will help you navigate the IP landscape/data protection in 2017; however, this isn’t a comprehensive list – keeping your IP safe is much more complicated. So we invite you to join us and other industry experts as we further address these topics at Foley’s program titled “Connected Cars: Navigating Top Trends in 2017,” held in Detroit on January 11, 2017.
For additional information on the program and to register, visit Foley.com.
This post originally appeared on Foley’s Dashboard Insights blog.