Cyber security solutions required for next-gen vehicle architecture

8th March 2018
Lanna Deamer


HARMAN and Groupe PSA has announced at the Geneva International Motor Show that the companies are working together to build a comprehensive cyber security strategy for Groupe PSA’s next-gen connected and autonomous vehicles platform.

 The announcement marks a two-year joint work relationship between the two companies, spanning across multiple projects - from analysing potential threats, through security design, to a feasibility study of advanced Intrusion Detection Systems for ADAS, autonomous and next-gen vehicle network architectures.

“With more connectivity and technology advancements in the car come incredible safety enhancements but also potential cybersecurity risks,” said Eric DEQUI, Senior Expert on EE Architecture and Cyber security for Connected Cars at Groupe PSA.

“Groupe PSA has been focusing on cyber for the last five years, launching a partnership with the HARMAN Automotive Cyber security team to leverage their expertise and define the necessary cyber security measures for Groupe PSA’s next generation architecture. We have focused on implementing and evaluating HARMAN’s ECUSHIELD solution on a Peugeot Car to establish an Intrusion Detection System proof-of-concept. This level of collaboration has been important and essential for Groupe PSA since 2013 and we will continue to incorporate cyber security technologies into the whole life cycle of our products.”

In a recent report, IHS Markit estimated that cyber security software and services revenues will exceed $250m by 2020, with 20% originating from IDPS software revenues.

According to Yuval Weisglass, Vice President, HARMAN Automotive Cyber security: “To protect semi-autonomous and ADAS systems against various types of cyber threats, now is the time to adopt a security-by-design approach, developing unconventional detection and protection capabilities. We’re honoured that Groupe PSA consistently selects HARMAN as its cyber security partner - a strong testament to HARMAN’s understanding of the intricate concerns and ultimate cyber security solutions required by the automotive industry.”

HARMAN SHIELD Solution, the Cyber security Analysis Center and the new technology preview to protect ADAS systems against cyber threats will be demonstrated during the Geneva Auto Show at the HARMAN Booth in Hall 6. HARMAN will also participate in the Symposium on the Future Networked Car on 8th March, co-organised by ITU and UNECE.

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