“The Automotive Electronics industry is going through unprecedented change, and the security challenges we face … will be solved by the next generation of engineers and scientists…”
lan Banks, Chairman, AESIN
The automotive sector is changing radically. Integrated Electronic Systems (ES) are becoming increasingly important and sophisticated, totaling as much as 40% of the components of some vehicles. Electronics accounts for 80% of in-vehicle innovation, and ES continues to have a hugely positive impact on car safety, security, economy and control. The UK already has a strong presence in the automotive sector globally, but the race is now on for automotive companies to embrace open innovation practices and focus on accelerating the delivery of advanced ES into their vehicles.
Therefore, the UKESF is delighted to announce a new Automotive Electronics Competition, which aims to raise awareness about and interest in automotive electronics and security among undergraduates. The competition is being run in partnership with AESIN (Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network) and is kindly sponsored by company partner UltraSoC.
Entrants are required to produce a ‘thought piece’ about the future of cyber security for connected and autonomous vehicles and submit it to the UKESF. The piece should be along the lines of a blog post in style, rather than a formal essay, and be submitted by Sunday 1st September 2019. For full details of what to include, along with eligibility requirements, please see the competition webpage.
The winner will receive £1,000, with a runner-up receiving £500. The prizes will be awarded at the AESIN Conference on Tuesday 1st October 2019, taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Both finalists will be invited to the conference and dinner as guests of AESIN/TechWorks, and both winning entries will be published.
“AESIN are delighted to be able to support the Automotive Electronics Competition. The Automotive Electronics industry is going through unprecedented change, and the security challenges we face both now and in the future with Connected and Autonomous vehicles will be solved by the next generation of engineers and scientists who truly understand the challenges of Digital Resilience and Cyber Security in the new Automotive space.”
Alan Banks, Chairman, AESIN
“At UltraSoC we believe that strong links with the academic world provide multi-faceted benefits to everyone involved – an opportunity for students to learn about and use state-of-the-art commercial products, an opportunity for UltraSoC to stay abreast of the latest academic developments in many related relevant fields, and the ability for us all to advance our industry together. We are delighted to sponsor this UKESF project and very much look forward to reviewing the entries.”
Aileen Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer