Lawmakers Want NHTSA To Study Connected Car Security

According to a report, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) co-sponsored the bill, dubbed The Security and Privacy in Your Car Study Act. The goal of the bill is to create a safety standard for connected cars, which are expected to be on the roads in large number by 2020. The report noted the bill calls on the NHTSA to work with the Defense Department, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center, SAE International, academics and automotive manufacturers. Combined, the different agencies and the private sector would look at how to isolate in-car software to develop a system that can detect and prevent cyberhacks. The group would also come up with best practices for the industry when it comes to the storage of data and create a timeline for when these standards would be implemented, noted the report.