Connected and autonomous cars of the future offer revolutionary benefits: dramatic reduction in accidents, alleviation of city congestion, mobility for all and more. Vehicles today are undergoing dramatic transformation of software content, connectivity, infotainment services and autonomy. Today software is wrapped around the vehicle. Tomorrow’s automobile will be built around software.
While there will always be cybersecurity threats, tomorrow’s car-security ecosystem is being engineered to be systematically more able to deal with those threats in a safe and predictable manner and, ultimately, to self-heal. FASTR is marshaling collaboration among the vanguard of the world’s leading R&D organizations for security of self-driving vehicles working to reduce attack surfaces and harden cybersecurity capabilities. Automotive security is not a problem that can be solved by a single organization or in silos. The magnitude and scope of the emerging challenges demand industry-wide response. The inclusive FASTR consortium provides the neutral and open environment through which the increasingly diverse automotive ecosystem can proactively collaborate within a system-of-systems perspective.
FASTR—founded by Aeris, Intel and Uber in 2016 and formerly known as the “Automotive Security Review Board”—is a neutral nonprofit research consortium bringing together the full cast of contributors to the organically secure vehicle of the future:
- Transportation network companies
- Automotive supply chain providers (Tier 1s and Tier 2s)
- Autonomous vehicle specialists
- SoC providers and hardware and software suppliers
- Specialist automotive security companies
- Academics, researchers and hackers
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