It does make you wonder when they are going to remove the steering wheel from autonomous cars.
Autonomous cars are a terrorist's (and hacker's) dream. The 'Uber-like' booking app will tell you who is in the car. All you have to do is override the security and run the car into a truck or wall at speed.
Cybersecurity needs to reach industrial strength before computers are allowed to roam free on public roads. The technology controlling vehicles is still too complex and there are still too many vulnerabilities.
Organisations looking to run autonomous vehicles need to be investing in diagnostics, instrumentation, security monitoring and analytics.
I guess the car is going to become the 'E' in UEBA (User Entity Behaviour Analytics).
Self-driving car company Waymo has said it is confident enough in its technology to ditch the human safety driver and open up its fleet to the public. Companies testing autonomous cars typically have a human on hand ready to step in if the car malfunctions. But Waymo, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, said it no longer needed that protection - though at first one of its employees will ride in the back with customers.