Connected Vehicle technology is an essential enabler for safer roads and future autonomous vehicle deployments. Direct vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) digital wireless communication (collectively referred to as V2X) enables vehicles to communicate with each other and road side equipment. The US Department of Transportation has predicted that this technology can reduce or eliminate up to 80% of non-alcohol related collisions. V2X is also a valuable enabler that can accelerate the deployment of practical automated and driver assist solutions.
V2X is built on an underlying infrastructure of secure, reliable, two-way authenticated messages among vehicles and roadside equipment using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). TrustPoint Innovation has been leading the effort in securing V2X communications. As the Technical Security Experts for the US DOT and Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP), TrustPoint Innovation has been defining the specifications around the Security Credentials Management System (SCMS), the security infrastructure behind V2X.
The auto industry is on its way to put collision avoidance systems in every new vehicle. The cars of tomorrow will communicate with each other — privately and securely — to warn the driver and avoid impending collisions.
This new system uses Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) to achieve the efficiency needed for the anonymous-but-authentic messages that will be sent in the billions daily. TrustPoint Innovation is helping to design and build this next generation safety system.
When fully deployed, the Vehicle to Vehicle security infrastructure will be the largest public key system ever deployed, by several orders of magnitude. TrustPoint Innovation’s expertise in large scale mobile applications will help ensure the design is robust and scalable.
The Vehicle to Vehicle collision avoidance project has many specialized requirements that don’t exist in conventional PKIs. For example, one of the highest priorities is to ensure anonymity for the vehicle. That would be easy enough, but the vehicle must also send signed messages and it must be possible to revoke its certificates without breaking the anonymity requirement.
TrustPoint Innovation understands the special nature of such large scale systems and can develop custom solutions to them.
V2X Communications enable lots of other applications that will improve the driving experience. As a part of a wider Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), V2X communications will help reduce road congestion, rerouting navigation systems automatically to minimize drive times and emissions. ITS can enable dynamic traffic management systems that will change settings to optimize travel depending on the weather, traffic conditions, and other factors.
Watch this three minute demonstration to see how the security protecting vehicle-to-vehicle communication assures drivers they are reacting to reliable information. When you have a split second to react, trust is the most important factor.