A Wired journalist volunteered as a test dummy as hackers took complete control of his car remotely from a laptop:
When will we learn that security is not some frosting you can add to the top of the cake after making it. Security has to be architected in from the beginning!
This story clearly shows how deadly important cooperation between all trades in making a car became. It had been already difficult when the first anti-block breaks came into cars. The mechanical engineers did not trust the electronic guys (as I was told by a colleague in 1978 who came from the car manufacturing industry).
I just hope the car industry wakes up and acts before driving mom and pop cars into lakes becomes a large scale internet game.
Read the full article on Wired here.