The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to know if infotainment systems produced by Harman Kardon, including Chrysler’s Uconnect, are more vulnerable to hacking than competitors, according to a report by Autoblog.
This comes after two researchers successfully hacked into a Jeep Cherokee and took over control in an attempt to highlight its security flaws. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was forced to recall 1.4 million vehicles last week as a result. Affected owners are set to receive a USB drive with a software update.
The company also "fully tested and implemented within the cellular network" additional security to prevent access to many of a vehicle's systems, Autoblog says.
The scope of the problem in Canada has yet to be determined.