The collaborative « Ker-Seveco » (Connected Vehicle Security) project aims to develop equipment, means and test methodologies ensuring the cybersecurity of connected vehicles.
Project key facts :
- Name : Kerseveco
- Aim : Connected vehicle security
- Partners : Kereval, Mobility Tech Green, ENSTA Bretagne
- Durations : 24 months
- Labelling : Competitivity clusters ID4car and Images et Réseaux
- Financial backing : Région Bretagne (Breton Regional Council), Rennes Métropole and the European Union via ERDF funding.
Since the advent of the connected vehicle and the increase in cyber attacks, the manufacturers and their subcontractors have had to develop new solutions to reinforce the security of their vehicles; this means not only more secure onboard computers and mobility services but also more robust tools and test methodologies.
Of course, this answers the issues faced by the vehicle and parts manufacturers, but it also assists towns which have become smart cities which must guarantee their citizens’ security in terms of mobility.
Kereval has invested material and software in this project to develop a platform enabling cybersecurity tests of embedded systems to be automated and industrialized. Kereval wishes to capitalize on its skills in embedded system testing to create a Cyberlab dedicated to connected vehicles, and eventually autonomous vehicles.
« Our final goal is to create a Cyberlab for embedded and connected systems » explains Alain Ribault, technical director of Kereval.
For its part, Mobility Tech Green needs to develop new functions integrating the cybersecurity suite in its new onboard ODE Onboard Device Evolution computer, and SaaSeColibri platform right from the start, bringing new services and facilities to its clients. This will enable, among other things, the identification and access of people to the vehicle via a smartphone, the localization of the car when there is no GPS coverage (via Lora), and the predictive and automated maintenance of vehicle fleets. These developments will enable the company, on one hand, to strengthen its position in the corporate car-share market in the mid term, with new services on its platform, and on the other hand, sell a high performance, reliable and robust computer to other companies (OEMs, fleet management companies).
ENSTA Bretagne, through its research in information and communication sciences and technologies, wishes to develop a formal, tool-based cybersecurity analysis methodology for its embedded systems.
The team will be joined by a post doctoral researcher for two years and a research engineer, recruited to lend a hand to the project.