Following the news that a new consultation into self-driving technologies has been launched by the government, Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Relations at Intel Security commented below.

Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Relations at Intel Security:

Gordon Morrison“The consultation into self-driving technologies is another important step in the government’s pursuit of cutting-edge technologies that will not only support our economy, but also position the UK as a global leader in transport technology.

“However, it is crucial that in its pursuit of innovation, the government doesn’t neglect the security essentials which will guarantee not only the success of these new technologies, but also the safety of its users. With security researchers demonstrating the potential for hacking driverless cars, for example when a Jeep was remotely stopped on an American highway, the government must ensure that, as part of its innovative work with the automotive industry, cyber security remains a top priority. We hope that as well as reflecting on the impact that driverless technologies will have on the Highway Code and driver insurance, that this consultation provides a platform from which autonomous vehicle security can be explored.”