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DOT proposes rules on auto cybersecurity, seeks public comment

August 19, 2014 |
Joshua Higgins
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The Department of Transportation is launching a rulemaking process with substantial cybersecurity implications on new automotive technologies that allow vehicles to communicate with each other, according to a Federal Register announcement that will kick off a 60-day comment period beginning on Wednesday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a new safety standard on “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication capabilities for passenger cars and light truck vehicles, including performance requirements for V2V devices and messages. These technologies, NHTSA suggests, would help...

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