Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

I WAS DRIVING 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the glass.

  • AmicusC

    Wasn’t there a video of a guy hacking into a modern car in less than a few minutes with a smart phone? Got full access to vehicle.

  • Exile1981

    They are releasing the software next month in a bid to push car makers to add in security.

  • Xavier

    This gives me a great idea! Let’s make computerized driverless cars! What could possibly go wrong?

  • mauser 98

    find a ’69 Chev in good shape .. have to pay a few bucks

    • Cat-astrophe

      I’ve got a 79 Lil Red Express.
      I actually expect our (one world) government to ban cars that don’t track, or find some way to ban them, you know these old cars are inefficient dinosaurs.

      • mauser 98

        yes tracking will be mandatory, insurance etc.