Secure onboard systems for trustworthy C2C and C2I communications
EVITA is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (July 2008 – June 2011).
Future automotive safety applications based on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication have been identified as a means for decreasing the number of fatal traffic accidents. New security requirements need to be considered in order to prevent attacks on these systems, as for example forced malfunctioning of safety-critical components or interference with the traffic flow by means of fake messages.
The objective of EVITA is to design, verify, and prototype an architecture for automotive on-board networks where security-relevant components are protected against tampering and sensitive data are protected against compromise when transferred inside a vehicle.
By focusing on the protection of the intra-vehicle communication, EVITA complements other e-safety related projects (e.g. SeVeCom and NOW) that focus on the protection of the vehicle-to-X communication and will thus provide a basis for the secure deployment of electronic safety aids based on vehicle-tovehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.
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