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Japan setting cybersecurity guidelines for autonomous vehicles

Aiming to prevent hacks of systems that handle steering, other controls

Internet-connected self-driving vehicles could be hijacked by hackers without proper protection.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is putting together a set of guidelines designed to prevent internet-connected self-driving vehicles from being hijacked by hackers.

The Cabinet Office will compile the new data security guidance during the fiscal year starting in April, incorporating results from mock cyberattacks on self-driving vehicles.

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