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Consumers concerned about connected-vehicle safety
Nathaniel Meron, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at C2A Security, writes about how a cyber-secured vehicle can ensure that drivers need not fear hackers and risks to their personal safety.
Deloitte just released results of a survey that was conducted of 24,000 consumers to see their opinions on issues facing the automotive industry. Some of the questions focused on intention to purchase gasoline or diesel vehicles, where they would charge an EV vehicle, perception of autonomous vehicles, and issues of cybersecurity and cyberattacks.
In its research, Deloitte found that 64% of U.S. consumers are worried about the safety of an autonomous vehicle and are concerned about someone hacking into their vehicle. The concerns of cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles are not isolated to the U.S. but hit consumers internationally with 66% of respondents in India raising cybersecurity fears along with 64% of consumer expressing those same concerns in Germany and Republic of Korea.
This is not the first survey that revealed consumer hesitation regarding the security of connected vehicles. Recently, Munich Re company HSB conducted a su
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