[2014-08-22] Car hacking becomes more and more of an issue, the more sophisticated our cars become. It seems also to become more and more controversial: We do not often receive letters (or emails) to the editor, but we got one after the last article on the topic. The writer stressed that "it is very important to keep the car's private bus systems private and to avoid providing any possibility for intrusion via wireless technologies. If this is not ensured, intruders might be able to penetrate cars quite easily."
Apparently researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek felt the same way and published a list of hackable and less hackable cars. If you drive a Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac Escalade, or Infinity Q50 you might not like their results. If, on the other hand, you drive an Audi A8, you can feel mighty good after reading our article.
Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weißmüller, Holger Zeltwanger
Extruder downstream devices
[2014-09-02] In cooperation with the nonprofit Euromap association, CiA has released reviewed versions of the CANopen profiles for extruder downstream devices and co-extruders. The specification series was introduced in the year 2002.
[2014-08-27] The sensor node network by Swift (Germany) is a network for all devices of the Match-II-ADV and Match-II-XDV recorder series of the company. It allows the merging of these recorders to an data acquisition system with an increased number of measuring ...
Motion control unit
[2014-08-28] The 6-axis Macs4-DC6 control unit by Zub (Switzerland) is designed for positioning tasks of DC drives of 1 W to 100 W. It can be used as a CiA 402 multi-axis-slave in a PLC system or it can be programmed and run stand-alone as a motor control unit.
[2014-08-22] At last year’s Defcon, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed how they had managed to manipulate a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius with nothing more than a laptop and a CAN dongle (and a lot of time – 10 month). For this year&rsqu...