Digital transportation systems make it easier to relay live video and other information about roadway conditions so motorists can plan safe and fast commutes. This technology also provides robust data analytics that government and industry use to study where traffic signals and other infrastructure might address accident-prone intersections or justify a new freeway interchange.
The benefits of digital technology come with cybersecurity challenges, which will only increase with the widespread adoption of connected and electric vehicles. Southwest Research Institute, a leader in Cyber Security Services and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), is helping government and industry to develop transportation systems sector cybersecurity standards and solutions to meet the demands of current and future mobility.
Cybersecurity for Vehicles & Roadway Infrastructure
SwRI provides transportation and automotive cybersecurity spanning hosted and cloud-based ITS software for transportation agencies, Internet of Things (IoT) devices on autonomous vehicles and traffic cameras, and other services in support of transportation systems sector cybersecurity initiatives related to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and automotive industry standards-making bodies, including:
- TRB NCHRP 03-127 - Cybersecurity of Traffic Management Systems
- TRB NCHRP 23-02 - Guidelines on Collaboration and Information Security for State DOTs
- TRB NCHRP 23-03 - Guidelines for State Transportation Agency Chief Executive Officers on Cybersecurity Issues and Protection Strategies
- SAE-ISO 21434 - Road vehicles - Cybersecurity engineering