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Massive nation state malware attack shuts down industrial plant

Source: TechRepublic  – December 15th, 2017   Nation state cyberattackers recently caused the emergency shutdown of an industrial organization when they attempted to reprogram the safety system, FireEye researchers explained in a Thursday blog post. The malware, dubbed Triton by the researchers, was created specifically to interface with the Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers in…

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A rebuttal to: Why every embedded software developer should care about the Toyota verdict

Source: embedded  – December 6th, 2017   It is disappointing to see serious problems in the December 3, 2017 article “Why every embedded software developer should care about the Toyota verdict” by David Cummings. The author’s analysis is factually incorrect. Combined with his failure to acknowledge a significant conflict of interest, his article should be…

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Intel Touts Auto AI Chip’s Efficiency

Source: EE-Times  – November 30th, 2017   Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO came to Los Angeles for the “AutoMobility LA” auto show flush with forecasts of how autonomous driving will change every aspect of future vehicles, from cabin design to entertainment and life-saving safety systems. As a leading autonomous vehicle chip company, Intel also seized the…

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It’s Time to Ask: What Are Robo-cars For?

Source: EE-Times  – October 11th, 2017   With Automated Vehicles (AV) at the top of the hype cycle, not a week goes by without encountering news about these robo-cars. This week alone, two separate robo-taxi plans emerged independently from Waymo and Navya, followed by an inconveniently timed accident.Navya’s self-driving shuttle got into a fender-bender on its first…

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