Self Driving Car Cybersecurity

Research fund to boost cyber security for driverless vehicles


Nicola Byrne

The Government’s innovation agency Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, CCAV, are offering £2m for projects working on cyber security for driverless vehicles.

The money will be available for up to five projects, which can involve public sector or academic bodies, in the development of a testing facility.

Innovate UK said any proposals for support should involve ways to measure resilience and maintain cyber security for roadside infrastructure, vehicles and supporting services.

Projects should also provide input specifications for one or more new cyber test facilities and explore opportunities to develop new services.

Successful proposals will lead to funding up to £400,000 for project costs, with public authorities or academic institutions eligible to share up to 50%.

The competition will be open for applications until 25 September.

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