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RMIT University is a partner in SELFY, a new European research project aimed at making digitally connected vehicles safer. Around 50 million connected and autonomous cars are expected to be on the road in Europe by 2026 as part of a Cooperative Connected Autonomous Mobility (CCAM) ecosystem in which road users interact not only with each other but with other elements of the transportation infrastructure.
While CCAM is considered to improve road traffic coordination, for example by providing real-time data on driving conditions or upcoming traffic jams on the highway, increased digital connectivity attracts increased risk of malicious attacks. on the system. This includes cyberattacks or cyberterrorism events that could not only disrupt mobility, but cause harm.
So the Self-assessment, protection and healing tools for a reliable and resilient CCAM, or SELFY for short, have been developed. This is a European-funded research collaboration between the Eurecat project coordinator and RMIT since the start of their partnership in May 2021. As an associated partner in the project, RMIT will co-supervise a researcher at alongside the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt in Germany.
Research Director of RMIT University Center of Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI), School of Computing Technologies, said the University will contribute its expertise in artificial intelligence techniques to detect cyberattacks in distributed systems to large scale.
At the same time, SELFY will develop collaborative tools aimed at increasing the security, protection and resilience of the CCAM environment against cyber-attacks or malicious actions, for example by detecting vulnerable vehicles and security breaches.
Following the successful validation of the tools in the laboratory, the project team will build three scenarios in realistic and controlled environments to demonstrate their performance and effectiveness.
As European regulations begin to mandate cybersecurity certificates for digitally connected vehicles, the research team expects the toolkit to be adopted by various traffic and infrastructure management organizations, offering awareness self-esteem, self-resilience and confidence among road users.
Tari will work on SELFY, which officially launched in July, alongside Professor Ibrahim Khalil, Associate Professor Fengling Han and Dr Shabnam Kasra Kermanshahi from RMIT’s School of Computing Technologies. The project consortium includes 16 partners from eight countries including Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Japan and Turkey.
Recent research shows that the global self-driving car market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.3% and reach US$11.03 billion during the forecast period 2021-2028. In 2020, the market was valued at US$1.45 billion.
This market growth can be attributed to the rapid development of sensor processing technologies, adaptive algorithms, high-definition mapping, and placement of infrastructure-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies that are reassuring many companies to amplify their capabilities of manufacture and navigate vehicle automation at a high level.
The National Transport Commission of Australia’s Automated Vehicles Program Approach (2020) describes the current national program for automated vehicle reform, including its purpose, work completed to date, planned reforms and interaction with other agencies. The document will be regularly updated as work progresses.
Currently, several parallel reforms are being developed to achieve end-to-end regulation of automated vehicles. Transport ministers have already agreed on several key policy decisions, including:
- who legally controls
- the development of a national conduct law to this effect
- market entry security (first supply).
The federal government is also implementing the first supply recommendations agreed upon under the Automated Vehicle Safety Assurance System project.