Connected Vehicle

WISeKey’S AIoT for automotive cybersecurity

WISeKey International Holding Ltd., announced its cybersecurity offering (hardware and software platform) for connected cars. 

WISeKey and arago joined  forces last month to implement end-to-end AIoT platform with the codename WISeAI resulting from the groundbreaking combination of their industry leading products: arago’s AI based Knowledge Automation and Data platform HIRO and WISeKey’s Cybersecurity, European Root of Trust and IoT/semiconductors technologies. AIoT integrates semiconductors, smart sensors, IoT systems, Artificial Intelligence and a data cloud to deliver to customers a unique offering to power innovation and digital transformation. Using WISeKey’s cybersecurity technology and IoT network, data will be collected in HIRO where it can be processed and through automation acted upon in real time in a highly secure environment. 

AIoT will embed AI into the core infrastructure components of the EcoSystem including Root of Trust, semiconductors, and edge computing. Specialized APIs are then used to provide interoperability between components at the device, software and platform level to optimize system and network operations.  Data processed through AIoT is then collected and made accessible to extract value and enhance market intelligence and knowledge for customers.  AIoT also enables secure automation of actions and business decisions based on real time data and enables IoT to work independently with minimal human support, unlike the current state of the market which requires that all actions be coded in advance based on pre-defined scenarios. 

With the use of AI algorithms and predictive maintenance implemented through AIoT, IoT devices will have the capability to dynamically determine actions to take decisions and self-program based on analytics and customer defined knowledge, resulting in lower operating and maintenance costs for providers.Connected cars are distinct from basic models primarily due to their ability to access to the Internet via their communication system.  It allows the driver to connect their smartphone to the car, but also the car itself to connect to surrounding cars and infrastructures. Passengers can, therefore, benefit from extended services, particularly through apps. Those connected cars consist of 6 essential points:

  • Mobility management (travel assistance, traffic information)
  • Vehicle management (real-time vehicle status information)
  • Safety (prediction of dangerous situation)
  • Driver assistance (cruise control on the highway, assistance to park)
  • Entertainment (games, music, social networks, internet)
  • Well-being (detection of fatigue, medical assistance)

Virtually all new cars on the market today include electronic technologies that could be vulnerable to hacking or privacy intrusions if data security is not addressed.   Embedded WISeKey hardware security in the car protects the “identity” of each device, prevents unauthorized tampering, and protects the privacy and security of the vast amount of data these devices generate. BI Intelligence expects 94 million connected cars to be sold in 2021 (with 82% to be connected cars), representing a compound annual growth rate of 35% from 21 million connected cars sold in 2016. 

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