Here’s a simple fact of the matter. Times change and things evolve. Want to know how? Here’s a simple example.
A decade or two back in time, if anyone was to tell you that you could actually have such a window to the cars of the future where they could be started automatically, without involving any of the manual functions whatsoever- would you have believed such a thing?
Would you have actually believed that the cars of the future would come with such a thing as the “smart key” or things like that? Would you have been ready then to adopt to a futuristic world back then which told you that cars of ‘tomorrow’ would be actually computer-operated?
In fact, who would’ve thought that there could be a time where cars would run not only on hydrocarbons and fuels but could also be battery-operated? Or that cars would also function on hydrogen and water, as the latter also seems to be a thing in the offing?
But then, that’s what evolution does- does it not? Today, we are in a world where there’s a thing called Tesla and that’s not the only revolution that man’s sketched out in a rather sketchy world- isn’t it? The likes of Ford and Volkswagen run excessively on the fundamentals of unscrupulous technology.
We are cohabiting a world with smart cars in them. And guess what, as it turns out, smart cars are hackable too. Surely, none saw that coming. Not in the least, Ford and Volkswagen.
Well, as a matter of fact, this is precisely the problem that’s confronting Ford and Volkswagen as this point in time.
The following is what popular online journal focusing on all revolutionary news from around the world has published in relevance to the current crisis up Ford and Volkswagen’s alley:
A new report from the independent consumer body Which? has discovered serious security flaws in best-selling connected cars from Ford and Volkswagen which could allow them to be hacked.
The organization worked closely with cybersecurity experts to examine the computer systems that power the connected features of two of the most popular cars in Europe, the Ford Focus Titanium Automatic 1.0L petrol and the Volkswagen Polo SEL TSI Manual 1.0L petrol.
The results of the investigation confirmed fears that a lack of regulation for on-board tech in the automotive industry allows manufacturers to cut corners when it comes to security. While the organization looked at two popular connected car models from Ford and Volkswagen, it is concerned that similar issues could be widespread throughout the industry.