Leading Cyber-Security Company Latest Member of 5GAA

A South Korean cyber-security specialist is the latest company to join the 5G automotive lobby group, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).

Autocrypt, that specializes in security operations for C-ITS highways, has joined in the association’s mission bringing together companies from the automotive technology and telecommunications industries (ICT) to develop 5G-based intelligent transport services and end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.

Founded in 2016, the association includes eight founding members which are Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. It hopes to work towards defining, developing the next generation of connected mobility and automated vehicle solutions and testing integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.

Autocrypt says is hopes to help ready the technology for the development of road safety and prioritization of C-ITS technology. It claims its products form an extensive suite of security solutions to solve vulnerabilities across connected and autonomous vehicle environments. The public infrastructure and V2X components provide certificate management and encryption across smart road environments, from back-end server infrastructure to endpoints.

Daniel ES Kim, CEO of Autocrypt, said: “What’s most important in the autonomous driving environment is the technologies that can guarantee the safety of communications between intelligent transport services.”

Recent milestones of 5GAA include running joint C-V2X demonstrations and launching testing events in Europe, supporting and addressing the importance of V2X and its requirements. It also aims to accelerate various development projects that lead to integrated solutions and deployments across Europe, the United States, and Asia.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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