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MikeP688
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MikeP688,
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7/29/2015 | 5:35:40 AM
A Beautiful Development....
...but as folks are aware, I have been on the record with reservations on this.    What I saw from US_CERT (which did make the news) is scary to say the least:

NCCIC / US-CERT

National Cyber Awareness System:
07/27/2015 05:06 PM EDT

Original release date: July 27, 2015

A vulnerability affecting the Uconnect software from FCA has been reported. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an unauthorized user to take remote control of an affected vehicle, but the attack requires access to Sprint's cellular network, which connects FCA vehicles to the Internet. Sprint has blocked the port used for attacks. FCA and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have also initiated a safety recall for all potentially affected Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram models. See the NHTSA recall announcement for a complete list.

US-CERT recommends that users review ICS Alert 15-203-01 and Vulnerability Note VU#819439 for more information. Uconnect users are encouraged to review the NHTSA recall announcement and apply the software update.
nasimson
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nasimson,
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7/27/2015 | 12:43:27 AM
Re: V2X
> Of course, interoperability will be important there. If the driver and my bro on
> his bike only got warned if both were on Verizon, there'd be some serious issues...

@Sarah: 

Interoperatibilty is a MUST and all the apps I've seen so far are not limited to the network. So that should not be a concern to begin with. 

I think operators are now mature enough to understand that its ecosystem and not walled garden that will flourish in IoT.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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7/23/2015 | 5:46:51 PM
car competition
Verizon's stiffest competition in connected cars is from AT&T, which has a partnership with GM and just announced over 1 million connected car connections in the third quarter. Verizon touted its overall M2M growth, but didn't break out cars specifically. 
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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7/23/2015 | 5:44:43 PM
Re: V2X
Ha, nice! It is good that Verizon is providing mobile messages as alerts of impending doom, because I bet most accidents are caused by people on their cell phones anyway (whether pedestrians or drivers).
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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7/23/2015 | 3:56:02 PM
Re: V2X
And now an exclusive photo from the streets of Verizon's city of driverless cars:



 

"... there are robotic human dummies.... "

In other words, it's just like driving around here. 
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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7/23/2015 | 3:26:23 PM
V2X
This reminds me of the Safety City that we had in elementary school to learn how to be safe when out and about -- look both ways, avoid stranger danger, etc. But, this city is a lot scarier when you're relying on the cars to drive themselves.

If V2X works as advertised, it could be a really important tool to cut down on accidents. Just last week my brother got hit by someone opening a car door without looking when he was biking. If the driver would've gotten a warning, it might not have happened.

Of course, interoperability will be important there. If the driver and my bro on his bike only got warned if both were on Verizon, there'd be some serious issues...


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