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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Legal Implications of Car Hacking

How much regulation is currently out there?  Don't recall signing off on responsibility when buying a car.  Implied?  See the section on legal precedents.  Was unaware of this group within RAND.   We had early connections with them.  Following. 
Who's Responsible When Your Car Gets Hacked?  in Rand.org by Doug Irving

In the future, when cars can drive themselves, grand theft auto might involve a few keystrokes and a well-placed patch of bad computer code. At that point, who will be liable for the damages caused by a hacker with remote control of a 3,000-pound vehicle?

Cars are becoming “fast, heavy artificial intelligences on wheels,” a recent RAND report cautioned—and that means they're becoming vulnerable. Potentially billions of dollars ride on that question of who has the legal responsibility to keep hackers from grabbing the wheel or cutting the brakes.

“These are not likely events, and there are lots of engineers working to make them even less likely,” said James Anderson, the director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and a coauthor of the study. “But they're not impossible. They will occur. It's at least worth some serious thought about what the legal consequences will be.”  ... '    

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