Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Automotive Systems

Here is an interesting brochure from Infineon that gives block diagrams for a number of automotive electrical/electronic (E/E) systems, ranging from brakes through radar.

The Right to Tinker

Here is an interesting New York Times article on the right to tinker with automotive software.<p>
And here is the Web site of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, with provides a link to Andrew Appel's Freedom to Tinker blog.

Friday, August 12, 2016

More Vehicle Hacks

Wired reports here on two new vehicle hacks, one affecting VW group keys and another affecting other car makes.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monitor Hacking

Extremetech reports here on a presentation at DEFCON demonstrating how monitors can be hacked to, for example, change the pixels on the display.

Basis Peak Recall

Intel reports here that they are recalling all Basis Peak recall due to overheating of a small number of watches.  A few users reported burns due to watch overheating.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Update

The Guardian reports here on the Tesla Autopilot, which was just involved in its first fatal crash.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

More on legacy systems

This article from CNN describes the 8" floppy disks (note even 5.25" !!!) used in the control of U. S. nuclear missiles.