Author: Art Dahnert

Tech evangelist at Synopsys.

In late April, it was Volkswagen and Audi in the headlines, when their in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems were found vulnerable to remote hacking. By mid-May, it was BMW, in the thick of rolling out patches for 14 vulnerabilities discovered by a Chinese research team. And in another couple of days, weeks, or months, it will inevitably be another automaker—because Volkswagen and Audi and BMW are not outliers. They are only a few recent examples that illustrate the security challenges involved in making vehicles part of the wave of connected systems. Indeed, last August, it was the whole industry, confronted with…

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