If you thought dealing with a backseat driver was bad, try dealing with one that isn't even in your car.
One driver had to do just that after hackers managed to remotely commandeer the controls of his Jeep Cherokee, activating windshield wipers and blasting the radio—even going as far as turning off the car's engine in the middle of a highway, according to a report from Wired.
"The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep's brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch," the Wired report read.
In a somewhat controlled experiment, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek used a reporter as "a digital crash-test dummy" to call attention to vulnerabilities in Internet-connected entertainment and navigation systems featured in many new vehicles, the report said. (Tweet This)