• October 26th, 2016

The federal government’s auto safety regulator on Monday released an outline of what it wants automakers to do to minimize the risk of cyber attacks on the vehicles they make and sell.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set forth five goals, then suggested four areas in which the industry should focus its efforts.

The goals are:

  • Expand and share auto cybersecurity knowledge.
  • Set industry-based best practices and voluntary standards.
  • Develop software that counteracts hacking of vehicles.
  • Determine feasibility of minimum performance standards.
  • Gather research data that all businesses and the NHTSA can use to develop policy and enforcement.