Intel has launched a group dedicated to solving potential cyber security problems in connected cars, and will provide its automotive development platforms to help with research.
The Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) will consist of top security talent from across the world, tapping into particular expertise in physical systems that are at potential risk from cyber attacks.
The creation of the ASRB is pertinent given the hacking concerns highlighted by Fiat Chrysler in a software update for 1.4 million of its cars.
The ASRB will perform security tests and audits to produce cyber security design recommendations and best practices for the automotive industry and motorists.
Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security, explained that the group will help Intel improve how it addresses cyber security in vehicles.
"We can, and must, raise the bar against cyber attacks in automobiles. With the help of the ASRB, Intel can establish security best practices and [ensure] that cyber security is an essential ingredient in the design of every connected car," he said.
"Few things are more personal than our safety while on the road, making the ASRB the right idea at the right time."
The launch comes during much activity in the automotive and technology world around connected and autonomous vehicles, particularly from Google and its driverless car.
Reuters reported that Honda is the latest company making a foray into driverless vehicles, and has received a permit from the state of California to test self-driving cars on public streets.
The Japanese firm joins others such as Mercedes with its F 105 luxury driverless car concept, Audi and BWM in prototyping autonomous vehicles and automotive systems.
Honda has a secure driverless car testing facility in Concord, California where the technology can be tested before being introduced on public highways.
Audi and Google have completed thousands of miles of driverless car testing, and the technology is expected to become more widely available in 2020.
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