Cyber security was one of the topics on the agenda at the recent CyberTech conference held in Tel Aviv. Last year, hackers in the US managed to remotely access a Jeep Cherokee SUV through its on-board computer, taking control of its steering, transmission and brakes. A similar hack into the Tesla Model S, was carried out, officials say. An open threat, it stands to derail short and long term gains made (if any) in the fight against online ‘car hijacking’. Globally, manufacturers are looking for smarter ways of staying in competition while also keeping an eye on the potential threats that exist to their business models.