Peter Shawn Taylor: Car hacking, the crime of tomorrow

Following Toyota’s unintentional acceleration crisis in 2010, the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) commissioned a report on the implications of the widespread use of on-board electronics. While the Toyota issue turned out to be more human error than computer malevolence, the TRB report, released last month, did find much to be concerned about. Perhaps the biggest issue is what it called “automotive vulnerabilities to cyberattack,” or car hacking.