The Hill reported that lawmakers used a hearing on self-driving cars March 15th to ask whether the much-hyped vehicles would be vulnerable to hacking.
The focus on cybersecurity and consumer data privacy from some members of the Senate Commerce Committee caused moments of friction in an otherwise smooth hearing for representatives from companies like Google and Lyft, which are both invested in the success of self-driving technology.
The Hill reported that most lawmakers appeared excited by the technology, many even referencing rides they had taken in autonomous vehicles. But the issue of cybersecurity reappeared several times.
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