With the European Commission hosting and the Crown Prince of Denmark as patron, it’s easy to gauge the importance of the ITS World Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen from September 17 to 21, 2018. Under the banner of “Quality of Life,” the event is not just about new, smart mobility in itself, but also about the effects that intelligent transport systems (ITS) have on people, cities, and the environment. At the end of the day, connected mobility will find the necessary acceptance only when vehicles, infrastructure, and services are sufficiently protected from hacker attacks and data theft.
In particular, the introduction of public facing interfaces for ITS platforms such as V2I or interactive cloud services will increase the vulnerability of crucial traffic infrastructure. This means that systems that have so far been isolated from the outside world are exposed to new threats. The risks involved and how to address them will be the subject of the “Cybersecurity for public facing ITS systems” workshop, which will be held on September 20, 9–10:30 a.m. (SIS60, Hall B London). The workshop will be hosted by Pino Porciello, Head of Product Management Americas at ESCRYPT, together with Glenn Gears from the Australian Road Research Board, and Michael Dinning from the Volpe Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
You can register to take part in the ITS World Congress here.