New vehicle cybersecurity rating scheme proposed

The 5StarS consortium has released a consultation paper to seek feedback on a new assurance framework to assess the cybersecurity of vehicles.

Feedback is sought from automotive manufacturers, Government and insurers to ensure this revolutionary framework is readily adopted when finalised this summer by the Innovate UK funded consortium .

With the rise of new technology becoming a common component of new vehicles – from in-car entertainment, to connectivity that will boot up our homes as we drive there – manufacturers must have proven, built-in safeguards and resilience against the emerging threat of cyber attacks. Furthermore, the arrival of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is also accelerating the debate around technology’s role, and impact on, road safety.