|[February 05, 2014]
Security Innovation, Key Contributor to Privacy Standards for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Applauds U.S. DOT Decision to Move Forward with "Talking Cars" Program
WILMINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Dr. William Whyte, principal advisor of the US DOT-sponsored VII Proof
of Concept project for secure vehicle communications, is proud to have
played a part in developing the technology behind Monday's announcement
by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to enable
vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles.
The technology will improve safety by allowing vehicles to "talk" to
each other and avoid collisions by exchanging data such as speed and
position hundreds of times per second.
Before this life-saving technology can be widely adopted, it has to be
reliable and secure. As co-author of the IEEE (News - Alert) 1609.2 standard for
connected vehicle security, Dr. Whyte and his team have been working
within the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) community to ensure
privacy and security are guaranteed and that communication between
vehicles cannot be maliciously altered or used to track driver behavior
or location. "We are thrilled that the US Government has taken this bold
step to significantly reduce fatalities and serious injury through the
adoption of robust technology," said Dr. Whyte. "With this announcement,
Security Innovation will accelerate our ollaboration with chip
designers, wireless providers, on-board equipment manufacturers,
infrastructure providers and car makers to ensure that security and
privacy remain the number one priority."
US DOT research indicates that safety applications using V2V technology
can reduce the majority of crashes, with survivability improvements
expected to be even greater than from the introduction of seatbelts.
When widely deployed, secure vehicle communications could prevent 80% of
unimpaired driver accidents. Additionally, a recent DOT safety
pilot program concluded that V2V standards and technologies are
mature enough to work in full-scale production. Security Innovation's AeroLink™
secure communications product was a key element in this success.
As an active and influential practitioner in this field, Security
Innovation's understanding of the technical specifications and
interoperability required to provide highly secure platforms for V2V
will help improve automobile safety worldwide. The company does this
through independent research and as a contributing member to
organizations such as ITS America, OmniAir, ETSI (News - Alert) (European
Telecommunications Standards Institute), CAMP (Collision Avoidance
Metrics Partnership), and the European Car2Car Consortium.
About Aerolink™ and Security Innovation
is the industry-leading implementation of high-speed communications
security for connected vehicles based on the IEEE 1609.2 standard. It is
the result of years of research and development in anticipation of the
day when vehicles travelling at highway speed can communicate
effectively and securely.
Innovation specializes in Software Security and Data Privacy. For
over a decade, the company has helped organizations build and deploy
more secure software systems and harden their data protection efforts.
Security Innovation is privately held and is headquartered in
Wilmington, MA USA.
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