Hearing on Vehicle Cybersecurity Standards

The House subcommittees on Information Technology and Transportation and Public Assets have recently addressed vehicle security. In a November 18 hearing, members of Congress questioned a regulator from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about progress on developing cybersecurity standards for connected vehicles, and noted that NHTSA had not created such standards despite “explicit directives” from Congress to do so. Industry witnesses said that there were no cybersecurity standards in place for the automobile industry. Representatives also heard from witnesses who raised concerns about the risk of remote hacking and compromised privacy as a result of connected cars.

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