The Tesla automobile is a big example of the Internet of Things and potential problems and benefits of this idea.
IOT properties of the Tesla
1) The Tesla has a persistent 3G cell connection to the internet that is paid for gratis by Tesla. This makes it one of the “Internet of Things” It also has Wifi, bluetooth and garage door opener built in. 2) The car has an API! Tesla API 3) The car can provide Geolocation information 4) The car has attitude (angle) and various other sensors for acceleration 5) The car has a camera (in the back) 6) The car could be lethal to both passengers and others if it were hacked inappropriately 7) Tesla has reportedly formed an early warning threat detection and reward system to reward hackers who discover vulnerabilities in the cars security 8) The car can detect the presence of a key fob within a small distance of the vehicles perimeter 9) Virtually all aspects of the cars functionality are digitized and theoretically available for inspection and utilization including energy use, positions of wheels, brakes and emergency brake, climate system, seat positions, mirrors, door handles … 10) The car has an “App framework” that allows developers to build apps to run in the car. Continue reading