With connected cars (a term that includes trucks) being defined as “vehicles capable of bidirectional wireless communication with an external network for the purpose of delivering digital content and services, transmitting telemetry data from the vehicle.” Meanwhile, ABI estimates that by 2025 there will be some 8 million vehicles produced each year with Level 3 autonomy, just short of completely hands-off driving.
That’s exciting news because connected cars and completely autonomous vehicles hold the promise of reducing traffic fatalities, reducing congestion, giving mobility to those too old to drive and those with disabilities, as well as curbing our carbon footprint.
Unfortunately, connected and autonomous vehicles provide a threatscape for hackers and other bad actors that could unleash scenarios straight from the world of science fiction.
The Atonomi Network helps secure autonomous vehicles by giving manufacturers the ability to enhance processes with built-in blockchain-based immutable device identity and reputation tracking. And Atonomi accomplishes this with a very small footprint of less than 100 KB (just 60KB for most devices) so it can fit on the smallest of IoT devices or components.
The global connected vehicle market, estimated at $72 billion in 2017, is projected to reach $219 billion by 2025. Meanwhile some of the biggest names in automotive—as well as several technology companies—are moving fast forward on development of completely autonomous self-driving vehicles. Connected cars already represent an enormous attack surface for hackers and other bad actors, and fully autonomous vehicles will just up the stakes. Atonomi brings blockchain-based device identity and reputation tracking to help secure the future.
The Atonomi SDK is created for devices that measure their computing and storage resources in kilobytes—not megabytes or gigabytes.
Just download our Atonomi Embedded SDK, and give your device or equipment the blockchain-based trust of the Atonomi Network.
The Atonomi trust environment is designed to work across all IoT devices. From traffic sign recognition, to lane-departure warnings, to pedestrian detection and collision avoidance, to self-diagnostics, the Atonomi SDK is designed for easy use across the spectrum of equipment required to enable autonomous, safe driving experiences.
Autonomous vehicles, perhaps more than any other IoT use case, stirs anxiety amongst consumers as well as manufacturers. When a test car being driven in autonomous vehicle mode, struck and killed a woman walking her bicycle across the street it was headline news around the world. Embedding Atonomi gives automobile and smart traffic infrastructure manufacturers the ability to provide security as a market differentiator.
A key element of the Atonomi Network is the precision coding of our Atonomi Embedded SDK. One reason that IoT devices have historically been either unsecured or poorly secured is that by necessity IoT devices are provisioned with limited computing and storage resources. Typical security solutions simply won’t fit.
With a footprint of less than 100 KB (just 60KB for most devices) the Atonomi Embedded SDK is a testament to the precision coding of our developers. With our long experience working within IoT, we know that to meet deployment demands IoT devices frequently are resource constrained—measuring memory and storage in kilobytes, not megabytes or gigabytes.
For a more complete look at the Atonomi Network, please read our white paper. To learn more about the Atonomi smart contracts and other technical elements, please download our Atonomi Embedded SDK and documentation from https://github.com/atonomi.
Immutable root identity, especially when linked with device reputation, enables interaction between known and trusted devices. Atonomi incorporates device identity using Elliptic Curve 25519 public/private key pairs created during either the device development or manufacturing process. The Atonomi embedded SDK uses the key pairs later during device registration with the Atonomi trust environment.
Device manufacturers register device IDs, including the device’s public key, with the Atonomi trust environment. The Atonomi smart contract includes a device registration function that writes new device IDs to the blockchain. The registered device ID, along with its public key, is later used during device activation.
When the IoT device is purchased by the end user, they receive activation instructions that send them to the Atonomi web portal where they will enter the device identifier for device activation onto the Atonomi trust environment. The Atonomi Embedded SDK, integrated into the application code by the developer or OEM, guides the end user through the activation process.
Devices that have been Atonomi-enabled via the Atonomi Embedded SDK and that have successfully registered and activated on the Atonomi trust environment can begin to utilize the Atonomi Validation functionality. Devices exchange their signed device identifier with other devices with which they want to transact. This enables secure device-to-device interactions.
The Atonomi Embedded SDK provides a device Reputation Service that relays quality of service data from interactions between devices on the Atonomi trust environment. The device reputation uses an algorithm to generate a behavioral score. Interactions are tracked by reputation auditors, and analyzed using AI and machine learning to detect aberrations signaling a compromised devices.
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