In its 50th anniversary year EDAG is partnering with Crypta Labs to develop Automotive Cyber Security (ACS) solutions with unbreakable quantum encryption to the highest safety and connectivity standards. Crypta Labs is a quantum cybersecurity company that develops IP, hardware and related software using the quantum properties of light to secure highly critical data and communication devices embedded in critical infrastructure for the automotive, aerospace, communication, medical, military, and transport sectors.
The company first developed its Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) technology for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for robust applications requiring it to withstand extreme external influences such as vibration and temperature fluctuations.
The partnership between EDAG and Crypta Labs will focus on creating the most secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) solutions for the mobility industry in order to satisfy the growing demand for security countermeasures necessary to protect vehicle communications. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) are a key enabling technology for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) which EDAG and Crypta Labs collaboration will drive the industry to better meet current and future safety, security and connectivity standards across all regions of the transportation industry.
EDAG shall be Crypta Labs’ general developer and engineering service provider for C-ITS using their Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) products and solutions widening its portfolio with the ultimate goal to produce the most secure hybrid C-ITS solutions in the market and to develop a modular security platform for wider mobility solutions.
One of its first commercial applications is for CAV applications within the Czech Republic C-Roads programme, where Crypta Labs is deploying its Hardware Security Module (HSM). Crypta Labs HSM is accessed through a customised adaptation of the PKCS#11 interface to enable access to and management of the certificates and tokens used in the C-ITS environment.
Crypta Labs CEO, Joe HQ Luong commented: “Our collaboration with EDAG is a pivotal next step not only for ourselves but also the evolution of the automotive industry with respect to connecting the driver, vehicle and environment to raise the standards of cyber resilience. Through the joint development of Automotive Security Solutions our goal is to significantly reduce accidents and save lives by implementing the next generation of secure communications for autonomous driving and safety systems.”
EDAG UK Managing Director, Javier Rodrίguez said: “We believe in collaboration rather than competition, working with Crypta Labs is key to successful development of this technology.”