Hello, I'd like to know, whether it is safe to use iBeetle, it is a concept of modern, iPad and iPhone friendly Volkswagen Beetle, the main thing I'd like to be sure of is that whether iPhone is able to make some damage to car central computer?
asked Apr 22 '13 at 07:00
It is quite an interesting question. As long as modern smartphones have vulnerabilities and security gaps, you should be really careful, when it comes to integration it with something as important as a car central computer. Despite the fact that iOS is considered to be one of the safest, there are a couple of viruses, that can work under that mobile OS. That's why we at Jammer-Store Inc. may suppose that while those smartphone-friendly vehicles will spread – the more specific viruses and trojan apps will appear.
First pf all you should know that your smartphone can track your location, no matter what OS it runs and who is the manufacturer. It can be done in a couple of ways, but the most widely spread are GPS tracking and cell tower triangulation, when your position is calculated between three closest cell towers. And we are sure, that having a tracking bug in your car is that what you are looking for.
Another negative consequence here may be distractions, while driving. Cell phone usage while driving causes a huge deal of car accidents not only in US, but all over the world, that's why in many countries it is prohibited to use smartphones, while driving. And that may be the biggest problem of such an integration. That problem is far more concerning, when it comes to teenagers, because scientists say that they use smartphones far more frequently that adult people. And that' the reason why parents often install cell phone signal blockers to avoid that and keep their kids focused on road.
answered Apr 22 '13 at 07:03