This article is part of a series on the subject of edge computing that was made possible with funding from Intel. This coverage remains entirely independent, with no input from Intel on how this article was reported or written.
The kinetic energy of a 3,500-pound Toyota Camry barreling down the freeway at 75 miles per hour is roughly 200 times that of a 12-gauge shotgun blast, so the idea of a hacker compromising one of your car’s critical safety systems is disconcerting to say the least. Unfortunately, it’s not as far-fetched as you might think. Back in 2015, researchers Dr. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek through its Uconnect infotainment system, demonstrating the ability to affect steering, braking, and acceleration (not to mention triggering a 1.4