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Autonomous car partnership aims to reduce hacking risk

Municipalities in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands plan to introduce the vehicles for commercial use in 2017 and 2018

 

 
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The first 'cyberhack-protected' self-driving vehicle to go into commercial protection
The first 'cyberhack-protected' self-driving vehicle to go into commercial protection

Self-driving car company, Vedecom Tech, has teamed with Karamba Security, a provider of autonomous cyber security solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, to protect its vehicles from cyber attacks.

 

The company intends to use Karamba’s Carwall and autonomous security software to protect the cars’ electronic control units (ECUs) against risks of hacking and plans to launch the self-driving vehicles in 2017 and 2018.

 

Municipalities in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands plan to introduce the self-driving vehicles for commercial use in 2017 and 2018 and it is claimed to be the industry’s first production of cyber attack-secured, commercially-available automobiles.

 

“As we bring our first self-driving cars into production, we planned for cyber security technology to be part of the car’s design. We evaluated the market extensively, and after serious consideration, concluded that Karamba Security’s technology is the best way to prevent, not just detect, cyber threats and keep passengers and cars safe,” said Frederic Mathis, CEO and president of VedecomTech.

 

“Karamba’s autonomous security achieves that by autonomously hardening ECUs and preventing hacker infiltration with zero false positives. This approach uniquely prevents cyber attacks, and at the same time, satisfies the industry’s intolerance to consumer safety risks, resulting from false alarms (aka ‘false positives’) that mistakenly block legitimate vehicle commands.”

 

“We are excited to be the first cyber security company to have its technology adopted in commercially available cars,” added Ami Dotan, Karamba security CEO and co-founder.

 

“Vedecom Tech is a formidable partner, which has been successfully implementing state-of-the-art technologies that enable self-driving cars to become a reality.”

 

Vedecom Tech is a commercial subsidiary of Vedecom Public Foundation, an organisation dedicated to fostering innovation in autonomous transportation, and whose members include Renault, Peugeot and Valeo.

 

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