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Guarding against 'Carmageddon' cyberattacks

June 11, 2014

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The tightly integrated computing and networking systems required to turn the nation's freeways into "smart transportation systems" are currently under development. The efforts of the Smart Roads Cyber-Physical Systems project to identify cyberattacks against these systems and to develop software to protect them is dramatized by the video scenario "Mitigating Carmageddon," featured at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington, D.C. Full Story

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