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ESCRYPT secures innovative Bosch V2X solutions at Live Demo in Detroit

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The corner of Jefferson Avenue and Grisworld Street in downtown Detroit: A Ford F-150 equipped with innovative Bosch V2X technology independently recognizes red lights, traffic signs, and pedestrians in the roadway. At the annual meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), which took place at the beginning of June, the German technology company gave a live demonstration to show how communication between vehicles and infrastructure will soon be making road traffic safer. ESCRYPT ensured that the new technology was permanently protected against unauthorized access.

Using a section of road in downtown Detroit that was specially equipped with the necessary infrastructure, Bosch gave a live demonstration of a left-turn assist feature that warns drivers early on of oncoming traffic, a red-light warning for traffic lights, and sensor-based recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, including automatic braking assistance for avoiding accidents. In preparation, ESCRYPT equipped the V2X connectivity control units on board each of the demonstration vehicles with high-performance V2X security software. Bosch’s automotive security provider also fitted the cameras, roadside equipment, and dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) equipment at two intersections in downtown Detroit with the necessary security technology.

It is imperative that real-time V2X data exchange between vehicles and transportation infrastructure is properly protected against cyber attacks. Here, ESCRYPT takes a two-pronged approach: First, using the CycurV2X software development kit, the necessary security protocols are implemented in the embedded systems on board the vehicles and in the roadside equipment. Second, ESCRYPT’s CycurV2X SCMS also supplies the requisite backend components for setting up a security credential management system (SCMS) to effectively and securely manage the certificates needed for secure V2X communication throughout the application life cycle. Both of these security solutions comply with North American and European standards. They also feature by design the high performance and scalability necessary to support the permanent exchange of authenticated messages between millions and millions of vehicles and sets of roadside equipment.

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