Car hacking isn’t as malicious or complicated as you might think. I know that if someone told me they wanted to hack my car, I’d be rather angry, and look into what my warranty covers. But a company out of Bahhhston, Massachusetts called CarKnow wants to be able to adjust different settings within a car’s software.
We assume that you’ve heard of “jailbreaking” an iPhone, or “rooting” and Android, right? Similar concept with CarKnow. There’s the opportunity to completely change the software of the car, and perhaps reconfigure displays, change default settings, etc.
CarKnow’s test vehicle is a Buick Regal, and in order to mess with the software, they decided to create a clone version in a cloud. After that, they created some new applications within the vehicle, and turned it into a transformer.
We’re looking forward to this new concept of car hacking, since we like to customize things and whatnot. The possibilities seem endless, as cars become more and more software-based.
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