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.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.