[Tech] Turning Point in Vehicle Software Security: The Introduction of AI and the Start of Transformative Mobility Innovation


[Tech] Turning Point in Vehicle Software Security: The Introduction of AI and the Start of Transformative Mobility Innovation

April 12, 2024 
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The Introduction of AI and the Transformation of the Mobility Industry

The mobility industry has reached a major inflection point with the introduction of AI technology. The user's mobility experience has evolved from basic transportation to become a critical component of the connected automotive software ecosystem.

AI enables us to learn users' movement patterns to suggest optimal routes, monitor vehicle conditions in real time to enhance safety, and interact directly with drivers to provide a more sophisticated travel experience. Major automotive players, such as BMW and Peugeot, are developing AI technologies, including Large Language Models (LLM) and ChatGPT, to create unique mobility experiences tailored to their own user interfaces and designs.

At the core of this evolution lies the critical issue of software security. The shift to defining and managing vehicle-wide functions and components through software not only drives innovation but also increases vulnerability to hacking. Therefore, securing access is crucial, as security breaches in vehicles can directly jeopardize user safety.

Car Software and Security Systems

How does existing security infrastructure differ from vehicle software security schemes? The mobility industry, being heavily regulated, must meet varying regulatory standards across different countries. This contrasts with industries like Apple’s smartphone OS or Microsoft's Windows OS, where a single product is utilized globally.

For instance, vehicle software must be developed uniquely for each model in different countries, considering factors such as the location of the driver's seat and the mandatory inclusion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This complexity necessitates a sophisticated approach to security. The involvement of telecommunications networks and various supply chains further complicates matters.

Additionally, the security system must be able to respond instantly even while the vehicle is in operation. In simple terms, scenarios requiring a password during an emergency must be avoided to ensure safety and efficiency.

Under the Background of the Development of the Mobility Security Ecosystem Led by DRIMAES and DESILO

DRIMAES and the information security technology startup DESILO have joined forces to develop the mobility security ecosystem. DRIMAES is responsible for collecting and managing a variety of valid data generated by mobility devices, while DESILO is dedicated to establishing data security standards for the mobility industry by researching security models optimized for this data.

The collaboration between these two companies is set to significantly enhance the competitiveness of digital security in the SDV era and stabilize the user experience. With the rapid advancement of AI technologies in the mobility industry, such as LLMs and other AI models, the value of data is increasing. Consequently, the importance of automotive software security—such as protecting valid user data and preventing hacking—is also rising. Together, they are working to create a mobility security ecosystem that meets market demands using Homomorphic Encryption technology.

Homomorphic Encryption represents an approach that enhances both the stability and usability of data by enabling its processing and analysis while remaining encrypted. Keep an eye on this collaboration, which promises to prepare unanticipated mobility service providers to secure your data effectively and leverage its value actively.

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