This security arms race is escalating into a new domain in which hackers can cause exceptionally dangerous and hard to find faults. I hope that there will still be some means for inventors to implement innovation - like creative Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) power control systems.
With all the drive-by-wire capabilities of modern electronic-laden automobiles, its a wonder that hackers have not started causing havoc. I've heard of breaking off mirrors to hack the on-board diagnostic connector, but even that route will be blocked by these hardware security modules.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.