The fusion of cutting-edge technology has propelled these two-wheelers into a realm of heightened safety, seamless navigation, anti-theft measures, and an overall enhanced user experience.
However, this advancement doesn't come without its own set of challenges. While connectivity offers a host of exciting features, it also exposes these vehicles to potential cybersecurity risks. The convergence of innovation and safety is paramount, emphasizing the crucial role of both connectivity and cybersecurity in safeguarding not just the vehicle, but also the rider and their valuable data. Inspired by initiatives like those spearheaded by ACEM (European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers), the evolution of two-wheeler technology is paving the way for standardized safety, electric mobility, and greater connectivity. The shift within this industry towards sustainable solutions reflects the changing landscape of urban mobility and the increasing awareness of environmental concerns.
The integration of connectivity and cybersecurity is unlocking a world of services for two-wheeled vehicles. With connectivity, riders access a plethora of features including real-time navigation for accurate traffic updates, remote location tracking, monitoring their vehicle's health with diagnostic alerts, one-touch emergency assistance in case of accidents, social sharing of rides and statistics within a community, and robust anti-theft measures with instant bike/motorbike information and alarm triggers.
Cybersecurity for smart mobility solutions
Simultaneously, cybersecurity ensures a fortified layer of protection. Access and start control mechanisms safeguard against unauthorized usage, while remote updates offer worry-free experiences through automatic security updates (secure FOTA). Enforcing the use of original spare parts ensures optimal performance and safety standards. Data encryption shields personal information and ride data, while also allowing the secure activation of new features remotely. Additionally, privacy measures align with GDPR standards, empowering users to authorize services and manage related consent effectively.
Protecting 2-wheelers with a comprehensive cybersecurity solution
Thales offers a comprehensive solution that instills trust across the entire lifespan of two-wheelers. Our approach focuses on safeguarding vital assets and strengthen digital identities through secure storage and robust authentication methods.
How do we achieve this? Through a holistic solution designed to protect every critical asset throughout the lifetime of vehicles. Our innovative measures ensure the utmost security, covering all aspects of two-wheelers’ journey. Thales stands as your trusted partner in safeguarding your ride at every step from manufacturing all the way to riding. Our solutions are compliant with WP29 regulation and the ISO SAE 21434.