A UK Government endorsed consortium of technology companies will develop anti-cyber systems for vehicles.
Anti-hacking will become increasingly important as more models rely on autonomous driving systems and have safety implications if they’re compromised.
Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has given the green light to 5*StarS as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.
5*StarS, which partners HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Roke, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research, will receive grant funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to launch the ‘Automotive Cyber Security through Assurance’ project. The project will address the increased threat from cyber security with the proliferation of connected and autonomous road vehicles.
Following its successful bid to secure funding, the consortium will research and develop an innovative assurance methodology to assure that connected autonomous vehicles components and systems have been designed and tested to the relevant cyber security standards throughout their whole lifecycle. The ultimate aim of the consortium is to develop a 5 star type consumer rating framework, analogous to existing EuroNCAP type ratings for vehicle safety.