Linux and automotive computing security
Posted Oct 13, 2012 2:02 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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someone being able to steal your car is not a safety concern
I don't mean to take anything away from the conclusion, but I thought I'd point out that some people consider someone being able to steal a car to be a safety concern.
The US agency empowered to restrict, for safety reasons, what kinds of cars can be built (NHTSA, I believe) requires many anti-theft features, such as locking steering wheels. It claims this authority based on statistics that show cars are driven significantly more carefully by their owners than by their thieves. Stolen cars are especially more likely to be in high speed chases with the police that end in bloody crashes.
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