Driverless Cars Must Be Safe From Cyberattack, Insurers Say

Law360, London (April 30, 2019, 4:23 PM BST) -- Driverless vehicles must have sufficiently tough security to protect them against cyberattack before they can be considered safe enough to steer themselves without a motorist at the wheel, Britain’s insurers said on Tuesday.

The Association of British Insurers, the voice of the U.K. industry, said the technology used in autonomous cars must be able to detect and stop cyberattacks and breaches of data security.

Passengers must be protected from hackers who can spread viruses or take over the controls of a vehicle, potentially causing a crash, the ABI warned, and added that strong cybersecurity could soon be as important as physical...

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