Your Modern Car Can Be Hacked Into And Remotely Driven Or Crashed–DARPA: Hastings Accident

Michael Hastings accident

June 23, 2013

NewsRescue-In relation to the recent unusual auto accident involving non main stream media journalist on “war against the establishment,” Michael Hastings, the video below by DARPA(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) expert, Dr. Kathleen Fisher, describes how modern cars can successfully be hacked and driven remotely.

How safe and in control do you feel when you grip the wheel of your modern, computerized car? Perhaps you should not feel so safe anymore. Government intelligence and even private hackers can apparently hack into any one of the computer systems of your automobile and from there, access all computerized components, taking over control to steer, accelerate and possibly crash your car, as they decide.

According to Dr. Fisher, even a CD which plays normally on the home stereo, can have a hack version of the songs and once inserted into the car stereo player can hack the system and potentially take control or create access for distant override.

Researchers of the University of Washington and ECSD hacked into cars and took over control via the access to the can bus which integrates all computer aspects. The diagnostic devices, used to detect car problems are plugged into the under-steering diagnostic port which accesses the computer systems.

Cars’ acceleration is computer controlled and can be hacked. ABS brake systems are also under computer control and can be taken over. And for self-park cars, your steering can also be overridden.

Hackers can gain access additionally through viruses uploaded at the mechanics workshop, or via wireless access through the car bluetooth system.

Dr. Fisher also explained how so many computerized technology can be hacked into, including drones and medical tools including an insulin delivery pump.

We have previously described how modern DVR’s can be hacked into, have their camera’s turned on to record activities in your living room.