As had been promised, so GM has delivered: a demonstration of what it’s like to have 4G LTE — and apps, so many apps — in your car. Angry Birds in your dashboard might help your road rage, but is it safe?
GM’s OnStar system has just taken a leap into connectivity, adding audio Facebook updates, voice texting and apps that control your car from your phone. Suddenly, your most expensive gadget might be your car.
You’ve seen the OnStar commercial: A stolen SUV is remotely disabled and glides safely into the median, no police chase necessary. Convenient and safe! But what’s to stop a nefarious hacker from doing that too? Not much, say researchers.