David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants automakers to develop a plan to protect cars from being hacked by criminals, reports Detroit Free Press.
“The time is now: We need to make sure we move forward aggressively on cybersecurity,” Friedman said.
According to industry executives, no car has been hacked remotely. Friedman, however, said that NHTSA knows hackers will try and that the risk increases as cars hold and process more information.
“The important point is that (automakers) develop something where they can share information,” Friedman said.
Source: Detroit Free Press