• Connected cars offer improved user comfort and safety, while helping the environment, but connectivity and cybersecurity are pre-requisites to unleash their full potential.
• Thales brings decades of digital security expertise in critical sectors (such as aerospace, transport, defense) to support the business challenges of car manufacturers.
• Thales offers robust, proven cybersecurity solutions and services to secure connected cars as well as compliance with regulations to ensure drivers’ data privacy.
To build securely connected solutions and meet the requirements of new regulations such as UNECE WP29*, carmakers can rely on Thales. With more than 20 years’ experience in automotive connectivity and cybersecurity, Thales is supporting them in the delivery of the trusted car of the future.
To offer users a safe and pleasant driving experience connected car need to communicate with their environment, other vehicles, road infrastructure and the car makers’ network. Thales offers a secure connectivity solution to bring drivers, passengers and maintenance teams greater access to useful information. Connectivity is provided by wireless modules that transmit and/or receive data, through specific high-speed and low latency transmission. Furthermore, the connected car can have its own digital identity thanks to an automotive-grade embedded SIM (eSIM) to identify itself on the network and verify the integrity of the data it transmits. The eSIMs also simplify logistics since the connectivity service providers can be activated after the vehicle has been manufactured or any time during its lifetime.
This seamless connectivity management solution enables drivers and passengers to access a variety of global in-car services, such as eCall (automatic EU emergency call in case of an accident), remote software updates and smoother recall actions.
To ensure a high degree of security, Thales supports steadfast cyber security infrastructures through advanced consulting services, strong digital authentication and encryption mechanisms. This makes it possible to protect access to the car and the data it generates or receives, send secure updates and only allow access to authorized actors during the lifetime of a vehicle. Thales Security Operation Centres (SOC) further enable car manufacturers to keep a close eye on their fleet of vehicles, secure their data, and detect and respond immediately to potential cyber threats.
“Since connecting the very first car 25 years ago, Thales has been supporting car makers in their digital transformation to build and secure connected cars. Thales benefits from strong relationships with many car manufacturers and connectivity providers, enabling a thorough understanding of current needs and the market evolution. Today we are not only able to offer the car industry innovative connectivity solutions, but also to build together the best automotive cybersecurity solutions, so people can trust and rely on their vehicles.” Christine Caviglioli, VP Automotive at Thales
“By combining the cybersecurity expertise of Thales and the connectivity solutions from our digital business, Thales is positioned as a leader on the value chain of connectivity and cybersecurity to serve the automotive industry. Our ambition is to support Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs in accelerating their secure digital transformation and path towards fully autonomous vehicles.” Jean-Marie Letort, VP Cybersecurity, Consulting & Operations at Thales
In light of this unique always-on vehicle connectivity offer, Juniper Research recently presented Thales with its “2021 Best Automotive Connectivity Solution” award.
Thales (thalesgroup.com) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers businesses, organisations and states in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020, the Group generated sales of €17 billion.