All modern cars employ many small computers or microprocessros to control the behaviour and the performance of everything from fuel injection timing to stability control and from streaming music to navigation. Those computers are connected together via a network or a bus but also connected to the outside world by way of Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, wireless car key etc.
So is it possible that someone can gain access to your in car network and manipulate how those computers behave or change the software the controls them?
Hybrids are no longer boring cars for boring people, there is an incredible new breed of supercars that employ cutting-edge electric motors in order to supplement petrol engines in order to achieve amazing accelerations and top speeds.
To the consumer, supercars represent the ultimate dream machines. Fast, sexy, and very highly priced. To automakers, they are showcases for the very best engineering a company can achieve and the newest technology it has mastered.
Researchers from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the US studied the effect of gender and price expectations on auto-repair estimates. In the experiment, women and men telephoned garages to find out the cost of replacing a radiator in a 6-cylinder 2003 Toyota Camry LE.