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Cybersecurity a concern for connected car customers, a survey finds

Recently, a survey was commissioned by Irdeto and conducted by YouGov from Oct 25 to Nov 9 this year, and polled 8,354 adults aged 18 and above in six countries: Canada, China, Germany, Japan, UK and the US.

Some of the findings of the survey are as follows:

  • 53 per cent of consumers is likely to research if the car they are buying is protected from cyberattacks.
  • 85 per cent, believe that connected cars could potentially be targeted in a cyberattack.
  • 59 per cent of consumers who own connected cars are concerned that their vehicle could be the target of a cyberattack.
  • 93 per cent of consumers said they do not own or do not know if they own a connected car.
  • 49 per cent consumers stated they are not planning on purchasing a connected car.
  • 12 per cent stated that they do not have any cybersecurity concerns.

Irdeto citing IHS Markit’s report states that nearly 76 million of such vehicles will be sold globally between now and 2035.  The full report can be downloaded from here.

About Piyush Rajan

Asst. Editor |Telematics Wire | Smart automotive

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