KPMG experts say connected car technology can increase road use efficiency despite dangers


Experts from KPMG say that connected car technology can improve the road use efficiency in the UK, despite warnings that hackers may target driverless cars to cause chaos on London's roads.

KPMG cyber security practice director Wil Rockall said: "There is always the risk of attack and the more we depend on technology to make our lives simpler, safer and more efficient, the impact of an attack being successful goes up.

"The more we depend on technology to make our lives simpler, safer and more efficient, the impact of an attack being successful goes up."

"We should not get carried away with the risks they pose, although 2013 was a record low for road deaths in the UK there are some worrying signs that the stats are being reversed and using the road remains one of the most dangerous activities one can legally participate in."

Going forward, autonomous vehicles are expected to have a great prospect of reducing the number and severity of road accidents despite potential dangers.

Security experts from KPMG believe that connected cars technology can offer huge potential in increasing the efficiency of road use, reducing congestion and pollution simultaneously.

KPMG added that it is the right time to make sure that the right legal, insurance and technological frameworks and controls are developed to capitalise on the benefits they will bring.