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Fear of the Car Computer

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by , 05-14-2010 at 11:29 AM (2004 Views)
If you haven't noticed, in the last few days it seems that fear of hacking the car's computer is all the rage. Here are a few of the articles published.

NYTime's Carsí Computer Systems Called at Risk to Hackers

Popular Science's Proof-of-Concept CarShark Software Hacks Car Computers, Shutting Down Brakes, Engines, and More

And today, Engadget's Hackers can remotely disable your car's brakes, create sensationalist headlines

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Updated 05-14-2010 at 11:35 AM by Heather

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Fixed permissions issue in the original thread. Moved requests to that forum.
Why is the forum we are supposed to post to locked?
Can a forum member use this thread to sponsor a specific innovation. For example, I'm willing to sponsor someone develop a USB interface for both BoomzBox and XM that also has audio over USB for both controllable via Ride Runner - $100.

There are several other innovations I'm willing to sponsor because I either don't have the equipment to build or expertise to program. I think this could be a great way to link the thinkers with the tinkerers. Probably need to establish guidelines for it to be fair, i.e., sponsors must deposit funds into an MP3Car coffer before announcing availability. Takers will have to demonstrate their ability to fullfill the task, etc. etc.