Connected Vehicle technology is an essential enabler for safer roads and future autonomous vehicle deployments. Direct vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) digital wireless communication (collectively referred to as V2X) enables vehicles to communicate with each other and road side equipment. The US Department of Transportation has predicted that this technology can reduce or eliminate up to 80% of non-alcohol related collisions. V2X is also a valuable enabler that can accelerate the deployment of practical automated and driver assist solutions.
V2X is built on an underlying infrastructure of secure, reliable, two-way authenticated messages among vehicles and roadside equipment using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). TrustPoint Innovation has been leading the effort in securing V2X communications. As the Technical Security Experts for the US DOT and Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP), TrustPoint Innovation has been defining the specifications around the Security Credentials Management System (SCMS), the security infrastructure behind V2X.
TrustPoint Innovation has developed security software development toolkits (SDKs) and SCMS PKI backend security infrastructure components. These products enable automotive OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, and road side infrastructure manufactures to quickly build secure US DOT V2X solutions.
The security foundation for V2X communications relies on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) to provide strong authentication using digital signatures and digital certificates. TrustPoint Innovation’s expertise in ECC includes the invention and patenting of the now standard algorithms used in many large scale deployment security systems, the technology of which forms the basis of v2xSecure.
TrustPoint Innovation provides automotive and on-board equipment (OBE) suppliers and road side equipment manufactures with an SDK that incorporates the SCMS protocol, IEEE 1609.2 certificate and message formats, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) algorithms, and hardware support packages, allowing organizations to bring SCMS compliant devices quickly to market.
TrustPoint Innovation offers a highly competitive solution to automotive manufacturers with an implementation of the Enrollment Certificate Authority (ECA), Pseudo Certificate Authority (PCA) and Registration Authority (RA) appliances. Our knowledge of the SCMS protocols, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and ECC combine to give TrustPoint Innovation a unique advantage in building ECA, PSA and RA systems that automotive manufacturers can integrate into their operations easily, rather than building such components themselves.