USA Today reports while 42 percent of Americans back more interconnected cars, and some 60 percent of Millennials fall in that category according to a study by Kelley Blue Book, some 62 percent fear that cars will be easier to hack. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who hacked a Jeep Cherokee last year, said “security can’t be an afterthought.” Kelley Blue Book senior director Karl Brauer said older cars are less prone to being hacked. But KBB analyst Akshay Anand said once a new car is sold, “that car is going to be a connected car.” Brauer explained, “So if you’ve got GPS or Bluetooth access or a WiFi hotspot in your car — which is coming — there’s a wide range of hacks for getting in.” Those features are important to Americans, especially the youth. Venable senior legislative adviser Chan Lieu said, “Millennials don’t want to go anywhere without being connected, so auto manufacturers are appealing to that.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.