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Timothy Zeilman, vice president for HSB, noted: “It’s hard for consumers to keep up with rapidly evolving vehicle technology and they wonder if their privacy and personal information is protected.” (Credit: knssr/stock.adobe.com) Timothy Zeilman, vice president for HSB, noted: “It’s hard for consumers to keep up with rapidly evolving vehicle technology, and they wonder if their privacy and personal information is protected.” (Credit: knssr/stock.adobe.com)

Nearly 40% of U.S. motorists are somewhat or very concerned about cybersecurity and safety of connected and autonomous vehicles, according to a survey from Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a Munich Re division. Additionally, 35% said they feared a virus, hacking incident or other cyberattacks could damage or destroy a vehicle’s data, software or operating systems.

Among respondents, 11% drove electric vehicles. Of those drivers, half said they worried charging stations could be a point-of-entry for a cyberattack, the cyber insurance and services provider reported.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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