Mobility and Technology Hurdles: Data Hacks and Electric Vehicles - Best Best & Krieger
BB&K In the News Nov 27, 2017

Mobility and Technology Hurdles: Data Hacks and Electric Vehicles

CityLab Interviews BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez


CityLab interviewed Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Gregory Rodriguez for two articles published recently on problems related to mobility innovation – especially for public agencies.

In “Yes, Transit Users, You Could Get Hacked, Too,” published Nov. 22 in the wake of the disclosure of a massive hack of Uber, Gregory said of public transportation agencies: “[They] used to think [hacks] only happened to the private sector…. That is no longer the case, as hackers have realized that public agencies have only recently started to address cybersecurity issues for their systems.”

With the potential elimination of a federal tax credit for electric vehicle purchases in the U.S. House of Representative’s proposed tax plan, CityLab reports in “Are Electric Vehicles About to Hit a Roadblock?” on Nov. 21 that “ending tax incentives will also tap the brakes on the innovation that makes grids cleaner, batteries stronger, and charging infrastructure (like eHighways, catenary wires, and roadside charging stations) more ubiquitous.

“‘Without public adoption,’ Gregory told CityLab, ‘what’s the incentive to make them better?’”

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