VEDECOM Tech, the European self-driving car company, has chosen Karamba Security, a provider of autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, to protect its autonomous vehicles from cyberattacks.
VEDECOM Tech is a commercial subsidiary of VEDECOM Public Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering innovation in autonomous transportation, and whose members include Renault, Peugeot and Valeo.
It is introducing completely autonomous, self-driving vehicles (SAE Level 5) that will be launched for commercial use in 2017 and 2018 by municipalities in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands. The company is using Karamba’s Carwall and Autonomous Security software to protect the cars’ electronic control units (ECUs) against risks of hacking.
VEDECOM is using YoGoKo’s advanced communications solutions for its connected and cooperative autonomous vehicle. YoGoKo solutions enable vehicles to maintain internet connectivity and exchange data with other vehicles, road and urban infrastructure and cloud apps in a standardized way (ISO, CEN, ETSI standards), combining a diversity of access technologies (urban Wi-Fi, ITS-G5, cellular, LoRa, etc.).
The communications security must be complemented with system-level security. YoGoKo and Karamba work together to harden YoGoKo’s externally-connected ECUs and safeguard the vehicles’ advanced, connected communications systems against cyberattacks. This software security blocks malware and enforces authentication to provide trust in using self-driving capabilities and enforcing authorization policies that ensure data privacy.
Karamba Security has responded to the challenges with Carwall and Autonomous Security, an approach that hardens the car’s ECUs against hackers trying to take control of its safety systems, such as brakes and steering, for malicious purposes.
Karamba safeguards the vehicle’s electronics and entire system from being hacked by threat actors, and offers these advantages:
- A software solution that prevents cyberattacks with zero false positives, eliminating the risk of safety impacts
- No malware updates required
- Automatic policy generation with zero development efforts