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Team Japan to defend connected cars against cyberattacks

Automakers and suppliers to strengthen defenses by pooling knowledge

Honda's Dream Drive onboard system: Japan's auto industry will work together to protect cars from hacking.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With self-driving vehicles and connected cars facing the heightened risk of cyberattacks, the Japanese automotive industry will launch a group next year to pool manufacturers' expertise and bolster defenses, Nikkei has learned.

J-Auto-ISAC, now under the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, will be spun off into an independent organization in April.

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