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The Security Current Podcast features CISO-led interviews with industry thought leaders about key challenges, best practices and innovative approaches to information security, risk and privacy.

Mar 24, 2015

Imagine a future when cars are no longer controlled by the driver.

With automatically controlled cars coming "just around the corner" and with more automation features being introduced there are concerns that vehicles might be vulnerable to security attacks.

But advancements in connectivity and automation need to keep pace with market needs. Automation may be able to make a dent in the 33 thousand annual road fatalities.

So what should be the relative roles of government and industry? Should the automobile companies collaborate on security and are they doing it already?

 

Security Current's Vic Wheatman spoke with Dr. Peter Sweatman, Director of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, about the self-driving car. The podcast was recorded at SINET, the Security Innovation Network's recent conference in Mountain View, California.