This project is awarded to Temasek Labs@NTU (Nanyang Technological University), with a research track sub-awarded to iTrust. The project aims at developing novel approaches for assuring security in autonomous vehicles (AVs). The project has four tasks, of which iTrust will focus on developing a modelling approach for aligning AV safety and security in compliance with international AV standards.

The main research challenge the team will address is developing safe and secure autonomous vehicles, which will be able to withstand not only accidental failures, but also malicious cyber-attacks, while providing required functions and performance. This can be achieved only by integrating inter-related dimensions of autonomous vehicles, such as AV standards, functions, safety and security among others.

The team will develop a modelling approach for aligning AVs’ safety and security, which integrates these dimensions at a single vehicle (system) as well as the multiple vehicle (system-of-systems) levels. Furthermore, to facilitate the use of modelling approach in practice, a supporting software toolkit will be developed. Finally, the research teams of iTrust and NTU will integrate their results and implement them on the NTU AV’s platform.