The automotive industry is driven by a group of megatrends called, “Automation, Connectivity, Electrification and Sharing” or what’s commonly referred to as ACES. ACES represents a new opportunity for the industry as it rises up to meet an entirely new set of challenges. One of the challenges is how to deal with the increased use of software in today’s modern automobile. In fact, there are more lines of code in the connected car than other more highly sophisticated machines of our time such as the U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the U.S. Space Shuttle. Hardware used today is more powerful and as a result, millions of lines of code can be executed when performing a myriad of complex functions. This has created a multitude of systems inside the connected car. Connected cars will soon communicate externally by way of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, as well as internally among the vehicle subsystems and networks. Safety and security are paramount. All onboard systems must be secure so nothing can affect the vehicle while in motion – or sitting idle.
To read more about what Siemens Canada is doing to address this growing concern, click HERE.
This blog post is made possible by our great partner Siemens as part of the Transportation Cybersecurity and functional safety Forum, an initiative of Propulsion Québec and supported by the Quebec government.