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The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority.

UK Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasingly used on British roadways, minimum protections should be established to protect consumers from cyber attacks, whether it’s controlling personal data, or taking control of the vehicle remotely. The goal is to provide “all parties involved in the manufacturing and supply chain … with a consistent set of guidelines.”

The governmental guidance, titled “The key principles of vehicle cyber security for connected and automated vehicles,” consists of eight basic principles. Organizations should ensure that…

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