Humor: When Android Auto gets hacked

Humor: When Android Auto gets hacked
Now that Android Auto is a reality, and more than a dozen vehicle models will be available with the feature over the rest of the year, and many more to follow, we can take a breath and think about the inevitable root of the Android Auto operating system.

You’re driving along, a nice family outing in the new SUV or sedan (or saloon if that’s your take), when out of the back seat your tech-smarter-than-you-kid announces he or she has taken over the car’s infotainment system.

It’s all in good fun, but invariably, one of the parents is probably not in the mood. Sometimes there is too much of a good thing – or maybe its rooted in genuine concern that your kid did really hack the car and you’re going to drive into a telephone pole (no, that cannot really happen, Android Auto does not have any "driving" controls).

That is, until there’s ice cream. Who wouldn’t want a hack that resulted in a treat?

source: The Joy of Tech



10. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Android Auto doesn't control the car.

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Android Ransomware: The doors won't open until paid. ROFL.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"I will only return control of the car if three ice cream cones are ordered and distributed to the occupants!" And don't forget the sprinkles! God help you if you forget the sprinkles!!!

3. gaming64 unregistered

Error 404: Humor not found.

2. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Tim Cook: lol Android up in cars is bad, luckily my car BMW has Apple, a second I get an SMS, Diablo !! I lost control and I just hit an Apple store systems s**t lol

9. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Right because receiving a message that crashes the iphone app is directly connected to the control systems of the car.

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Still waiting for the "humor" part...

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

not one part of this is funny no jokes in it wasted time reading it, but atleast android auto ranked number 1 in incar systems over all others apple was 4th or 5th cant remember get wait to put it in my audi

8. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

mom like ice cream?

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