As we’re getting closer to self driving cars era, new technology is being integrated with standard everyday cars. We’ve seen Ford and Lexus come out with self parallel parking cars and Volvo with it’s self braking sensor in front of the car. While all that seems great, technology will never be perfect, there will always be anomalies and way too many variables (including user error) for it to be perfect.
The feature on this Volvo is a self braking sensor in front of the car called Pedestrian Detection. There has been speculations whether or not the video was real or not and whether or not they were using it how it’s intended. In this case, I wouldn’t want to put my life in risk to prove if something works.
In this video, the people over at Wired acquired two Hackers that came up with a hacking took kit to remotely take over complete control over the Jeep. The vehicles integrated smart system “Uconnect” made the car vulnerable to remote attacks. Uconnect, an Internet-connected computer feature in hundreds of thousands of Fiat Chrysler cars, SUVs, and trucks, controls the vehicle’s entertainment and navigation, enables phone calls, and even offers a Wi-Fi hot spot. Uconnect’s cellular connection also lets anyone who knows the car’s IP address gain access from anywhere in the country.