By 2025, over 50 million vehicles will be online around the world.
Progress in the automotive industry will be based on interconnected functions, digital interfaces and new transfer methods. Without them, infotainment, assistance systems and online services could not be provided at such high quality. Permanent interconnectivity with other vehicles, back-end systems and traffic infrastructures, increases the risk of manipulation. The higher number of areas susceptible to attack dramatically increases the need for comprehensive vehicle protection. This calls for end2end security covering the back-end, mobile communications and the vehicle’s interior.
Trends & drivers
Data security for in-vehicle mobile services
Increased interconnectivity in the automotive sector means more areas of the automotive ecosystem are susceptible to attack. Integration of private hardware components improves user friendliness but also makes it more susceptible to problems.
Security measures for existing in-vehicle mobile service infrastructure. Extension of existing function using own hardware. Opening of the infrastructure for external hardware (smartphones, smartwatches) while maintaining high security standards.
The introduction of new head units in vehicle models is intended to ensure that in-vehicle mobile services comply with new data security standards Continued use of the existing back-end functionality
Development of state-of-the-art security systems, e.g. through line encryption, message signatures, changing cryptographic procedures and new protocols
Smart access: customer can authenticate his/her identity via near field communication (NFC)