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Modern cars have between 50 and 100 electronic control units, or computers, to run everything from the overhead dome light to the automatic transmission.

Many of the computers are networked together but made by different vendors, which makes them easier to hack. Now, researchers backed by the Department of Homeland Security are looking for ways to protect cars from hacking. Paul Flahive (@paulflahive) of Here & Now contributor Texas Public Radio reports.

This segment aired on March 17, 2017.

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