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Kaspersky will compete with Apple in the automotive market

“Kaspersky lab” intends to compete with Apple and Google in the automotive market. The company has been developing its own operating system for vehicles with increased resistance to cyber attacks.

In interview “news” the head “Lab” Evgeny Kaspersky and strategist for development of technologies of this company Andrey Duhulow warned motorists about the serious dangers of them cars in the near future. According to the virus, in a modern car the number of computers varies from 30 to 100 and they are vulnerable. As an example, he referred to remote hacking by researchers of the Jeep Cherokee last year, in which the car appeared in a ditch.

“We are cooperating with car manufacturers and see that many systems are unsafe. We are actively working with the people who do car companies computer systems. This is even more important. The automotive company is assembling. They make your engine, your body, and buy all the stuffing on the side. As a rule, their subsidiaries, with whom we work to ensure security in operating systems and applications, as in vehicles and in factories,” explained Kaspersky.

At the moment, “Kaspersky Lab” is developing a safe and secure operating system that can be used in cars. Now it is interested in companies developing automotive software, for example the German company SYSGO, which creates software for industrial automation, automotive electronics, aviation industry.

The specialists of “Kaspersky Lab” noted that their system, unlike our competitors ‘ products was originally created with a focus on security. “Our designs are different from operating systems of other companies what we started with building a secure architecture, and then began to write code. For us, it’s probably because we are all made from scratch,” explained the company.

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Apple launched its own car interface CarPlay in 2013. At the moment the supported vehicles list has 100 models from 21 partner companies: Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroen DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo. In the plans of Apple to release its own car, for which a separate operating system. According to available information, the company plans to announce a new product in 2019.

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