Southwest Research Institute
(SwRI) launched the Automotive Consortium for Embedded Security (ACES) to investigate leading-edge technologies and understand and reduce the risk of attack.
ACES aims to provide pre-competitive and non-competitive research in automotive embedded systems security to protect the safety, reliability, brand image, trade secrets and privacy of client members’ future products.
The program is open to original equipment manufacturers and affiliated businesses in the automotive industry.
“The automation and connectivity that make automobiles safer, more efficient and more responsive also expose them to higher risk of malicious cyber attacks,” said SwRI senior research engineer Mark Brooks.
“ACES is looking at emerging research both in new technologies and new protections for embedded security for the automotive world.”
SwRI is also now serving as a Connected Vehicle Affiliated Test Bed, recognized by the US DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).