Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discussed a wide range of technology and safety issues following his SAE Government/Industry Meeting keynote speech, including cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, and international harmonization of safety standards.
Supply chains, now being targeted as a pathway to the vital core of organizations around the world, have become a vital part of the industry’s cybersecurity strategy, says Kirsten Koepsel, author of SAE International’s latest book, The Aerospace Supply Chain and Cyber Security – Challenges Ahead, now available.
Connectivity, automation and electrification: Three inexorable trends that will largely drive on- and off-highway vehicle developments in the coming years, according to industry experts presenting keynotes at the revamped 2017 SAE COMVEC event. And with greater connectivity comes greater cyber concerns, they warn.
Although in-vehicle vulnerabilities have been identified, others exist in cloud-based systems. Public facilities, from traffic-light-controlling central computers to non-automotive infrastructure, may have little or no protection, speakers asserted.