Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) carry the potential to significantly improve transportation in a variety of ways, examples being reduced collisions to increased energy efficiency as well as having the capacity to create a zero accident environment in the not-too-distant future. Furthermore it creates a playing field of countless new value propositions and additional sources of revenue for the manufacturers and their service ecosystem.
While V2V requires that other vehicles on the road are also connected, V2I needs this only in the infrastructure and the car itself- V2I sensors capture infrastructure data and provide real-time updates on information including road conditions, collisions, congestion and accessible parking.
A range of diverse data is generated within a connected vehicle environment which is vulnerable to eavesdropping and attacks which could result in severe traffic accidents if this data is intercepted.
Connected systems need to be secure to protect sensitive information - the rapid increase in connected components has created the need for effective protection mechanisms based on secure key management supported by PKI.