£1.2m Investment To Help Protect The Future Safety & Security Of Self-driving Vehicles

Zenzic, an organisation created to lead the move to a safer, more inclusive and productive mobile future, along with partners Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), have named seven projects that will receive £1.2m in funding to explore cyber security in self-driving cars.

The winners of the Cyber Securities Feasibility Studies contest will explore ways to measure and maintain cyber resilience, identify vulnerabilities, support the creation and testing of cyber and software architectures; provide specifications for new cyber test facilities and explore the commercial potential of new cyber-related services.

Zenzic’s own UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap – compiled with input from 150 cross-sector organisations – has previously highlighted cyber resilience as one of the most significant technical challenges to making self-driving vehicles a reality. Much of this challenge relates to how data will be shared across a complex national infrastructure in the future.

The seven successful projects are: ResiCAV, CAVShield, Project Meili, V2X Vulnerability Mapping, PNT Cyber Resilience, DT-4-CT and BeARCAT. The projects are backed by various groups, including car makers such as Honda, government bodies, security specialists such as F-Secure, and networking suppliers including BT and Cisco.

Mark Cracknell, Head of Technology at Zenzic, will be sharing his vision of a connected and automated future when he speaks at the forthcoming Microlise Transport Conference, a free-to-attend event on 20 May, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.