The UK Department for Transport has just announced a new cybersecurity standard, developed by the UK Standards Institute, to pave the way for the development of autonomous vehicles in the foggy island nation.
As cars become more and more “smart”, the opportunity to develop future models of transport also opens up. However, along with the positives brought are the challenges of information theft, break-in attacks…
In fact, the British people are increasingly concerned about these risks. A survey conducted by WMB Logistics in November 2018 showed that 41% of islanders feel worried about rapid technological advances, including self-driving cars and other types of machines. own wisdom. Such anxiety has decreased among young people, but up to 20% of respondents in the “millennial” age range (born between 1980 and 1999) still report feeling fear.
In that context, the new set of standards is expected to create basic principles on how to provide and maintain a secure connection environment, allowing to reduce the risk and harm to products and services. services and systems in intelligent transportation ecosystems that are increasingly connected and cooperated more strongly. Thereby, London wants the UK to become the leading flag in launching self-driving car services, connected cars…
It is known that the development of the new set of standards also has the input of many car manufacturers in the UK, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Bentley (now part of the German group Volkswagen). A Ford spokesman said the company will roll out the standard in 2021, as part of its rollout of autonomous vehicles.
Although not a mandatory requirement for car manufacturers, the new set of standards in the near future will act as a rating scale, thereby allowing brands to develop and demonstrate their ability to protect themselves. secrets of modern cars.
In addition, the standard also encourages companies to work together to improve safety, implement redundancy processes to suppress errors that can cripple the entire system, and integrate risk response mechanisms to assist users in the event that the vehicles are hijacked or the control system is broken into.
The UK market for connected and autonomous cars could be worth up to £52 billion by 2035. Small-scale tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads have now begun, according to projections. conducted within the framework of the national project Autodrive in the UK with the participation of many manufacturers, including Jaguar Land Rover and Ford. In early 2019, testing of autonomous vehicles on a highway will also be expedited.