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The UK Government has introduced a new cyber security standard for developing self-driving car technology, to prevent vehicle hacking. This is the first of its kind, as car industry leaders provide a new guidance on data theft and hacking.

Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Bentley were all involved with the British Standards Institute and the National Cyber Security Centre, along with academics and experts from leading businesses. Funded by the Department for Transport, this new standard will help set a market for those developing self-driving technology in a market forecasted to be worth up to £52 billion by 2035.

Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, commented: “As vehicles get smarter, major opportunities for the future of mobility increase. But so too do the challenges posed by data theft and hacking.”

She added: “This cyber security standard should help to improve the resilience and readiness of the industry, and help keep the UK at the forefront of advancing transport technology.”

This new standard follows multiple issues surrounding the prevention of cyber attacks and glitches in connected cars entering the market today.

 

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