Government Worries Hackers Could Take Over Cars

The federal government is concerned about hackers seizing control of cars — and it wants your help. In a Request for Information issued Tuesday (Aug. 2), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) asks for “information that may be useful in identifying research needs and formulating a research roadmap to establish essential motor vehicle safeguards against cybersecurity threats and assure the reliability and safety of automotive electronic control systems.”