The ‘autonomous,’ hackable car

It is time to start thinking of your car as another mobile device.
And that is both a good and bad thing. The almost magical capabilities of mobile devices help workers to be vastly more productive and collaborative, while keeping them much more entertained and connected during their off hours. A self-driving car could, in different ways, do the same. 
But those handheld devices also expose users to risks like the loss of assets and/or confidential information. Which raises the obvious question: If the best security available can’t protect your smartphone, how is it going to protect you in your car?
It’s one thing to have your credit card numbers stolen. It’s another thing entirely to have your brakes suddenly disabled as you re heading at high speed toward an overpass abutment or the truck in front of you.