Call Today for a FREE Consultation
Hablamos Español|
한국어 상담 가능합니다l
Menu Contact

Can hackers take over large trucks?

As technology has progressed, the auto industry has been at the forefront. Anyone who has watched car commercials recently has seen numerous technological advances touted in their advertisements.

One of the common features that auto makers point to is the ability for their cars to handle Wi-Fi connectivity. While this might be an impressive development that the driver and passengers can enjoy, it also places the car at risk.

A connected car is also more vulnerable in the same way that a connected computer is vulnerable to attack from viruses. As Overdrive points out, this means that W-Fi connected trucks can potentially be hacked and taken captive by experienced hackers. In fact, hackers could theoretically even crash the truck.

Electronic Connectivity Places Trucks At Risk

People with experience driving trucks understand that technology has changed in recent years. This includes more than just blind-spot monitoring and heated seats but goes as far as internet-connected technology, or at least devices that are capable of being connected.

Bluetooth devices were one of the first examples of internet-connected technology, but now it has expanded to include the electronic logging device mandate that truck drivers are familiar with.

In fact, the electronic logging systems can actually associate with a cellular data network. While this makes logging easier, it also opens up the truck to hacking potential.

Designers Need To Consider Malicious Intent

The designers of these electronic logging systems understand that there are risks that come with the advances in the world of electronic logging.

People with malicious intent can potentially use the cellular system as a gateway to the rest of the truck. Instead of handling problems as they occur, it is important that equipment manufacturers anticipate problems that can develop and put a stop to them before they become a reality. 

Conducting Detailed Investigations

Anyone involved in a truck accident should contact an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance.

The odds are very low that someone hacked the other vehicle and took control, intentionally causing the accident, but an attorney’s investigation may uncover other types of negligence. Perhaps the other driver was intoxicated or speeding or simply careless. If so, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

New York Office
20 West 36th Street
Suite 701
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 646-741-3886
Phone: 212-725-5755
Fax: 212-532-4809
Map & Directions

Paterson Office
418 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505

Phone: 201-342-7995
Map & Directions

Bronx Office
250 Brook Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454

Phone: 347-291-8008
Fax: 347-226-9749
Map & Directions

  • New Jersey

  • Manhattan

  • The Bronx

Back to top