Automotive Technologies for Secure Traffic Connectivity was the topic that our colleagues from Iasi proposed for debate during the most recent DevAfterWork event, dedicated to the IT and Engineering community in the country.
Today, more and more vehicles are connected to the Internet and thus, the focus on Security becomes paramount in the development of automotive products. Security is the key factor for safe mobility. Our colleagues, Alexandru Coman (Security Specialist & Software Architect in VNI CE) and Alexandru Tiganasu (Simulation Engineer in ADAS) started from this premise when they proposed the theme of the event. Each shared, from their own professional perspective, the challenges they face in their daily work to shape the future of mobility according to "Vision 0".
"Traffic Simulation Validation" - how we can increase safety through complex simulation scenarios
From his perspective as a Simulation Engineer, Alexandru discussed the urgent need to test, at the highest standards, the products developed for autonomous driving. His session covered the benefits of software testing in simulated environments, but also the ways in which we can parameterize traffic simulation tools to obtain the most realistic scenarios and thus develop the safest products.
"Securing the next vehicle architecture" - preventing unwanted attacks by protecting ECUs
If a few years ago the automotive industry followed a decentralized architecture, in which each ECU (Electronic Control Unit) performed a specific function, today, the car is becoming more and more an extension of our lives, in which we want to continue to experience safety and the comfort of our home. As more complex functions make their way into automotive world and the vehicle becomes part of our electronic eco-system integrating more and more AI-driven functions, a more centralized approach where high computing power nodes are at the core is required. During his session, Alexandru had a closer look at how a domain architecture is deployed in automotive industry and the challenges it brings. We got a glimpse at the increased attack surface (through various wireless networks) and had an in-depth look at different security layers and how to efficiently protect the future ECUs.
DevAfterWork is a meet-up event that targets IT professionals and approaches in another way the concept of Open Day, being a learning tool for IT developers that brings together specialists and encourages the exchange of ideas and information in the field. The event took place on July 28 and was moderated by Rares Antalut (Software Automation Engineer VNI CE).