In addition to new privacy policies, lawmakers are also discussing the idea of making vehicle data hacking illegal with a penalty of up to $100,000. This sounds good except that researchers need the ability to continue hacking in order to help point out security flaws. That seems a better response than waiting for criminals to take advantage of the security loopholes for nefarious reasons.
The scope of the conversation extends past adding privacy policies. We also read a section that will direct the NHTSA to evaluate how technology can help protect kids on school buses. I have always felt that not having seat belts on school buses is a huge safety risk. The cost of adding seat belts and the lowered capacity of kids per school bus has to be outweighed by the risk of an accident injuring or even killing children. Perhaps some more recent technology can also help protect the kids but seat belts seem like a good first step considering it’s illegal not to wear them when driving or as a passenger in a car.
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