Autonet Blog

It’s time to get serious about connected car security.

July 20, 2015

Last week, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers announced the creation of ISAC (Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center) in order to address concerns about security and privacy in cars.   With more and more cars becoming “Connected” this is an increasing concern and one that deserves some serious attention. Despite the …
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Is it time to talk about 5G yet?

March 5, 2015

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog where I discussed how it was too early to start marketing 5G when we don’t even have 4G deployed yet. Well, in that time we’ve been working as an industry to define what 5G is and how it will work, so I thought I’d give an …
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Some hope that privacy laws will apply to Internet communication?

February 7, 2015

When the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) was passed in 1986 it was envisioned to create “a fair balance between the privacy expectations of citizens and the legitimate needs of law enforcement.” Congress expanded the federal wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping provisions and also sought to support the creation of new technologies by assuring consumers that …
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Should car companies build their own wireless networks?

December 9, 2014

The Connected Car is evolving towards becoming standard equipment in all vehicles. The wireless link to the car is becoming more important then ever. There are new safety requirements, an increased consumer demand for a myriad of new applications, and the car companies themselves want to enable new functions in the vehicle such as Over …
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