The 5StarS consortium, made up of HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Roke, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research, has begun consultation with the UK automotive industry on a new vehicle cybersecurity rating scheme.
The 5StarS consortium has released a consultation paper to seek feedback on a new assurance framework to assess the cybersecurity of vehicles.
The consortium has said that feedback is sought from automotive manufacturers, government and insurers to ensure this ‘revolutionary’ framework is readily adopted when finalised this summer.
The 5StarS assurance framework outlined in the consultation paper will enable manufacturers to gain assurance in their products, use resilience as a market differentiator and establish meaningful ways of communicating cybersecurity risk to consumers.
The paper provides a roadmap to increasing assurance, which starts by meeting the requirements of the emerging regulations and standards such as ISO/SAE 21434, while introducing independent vehicle vulnerability assessments. This allows the framework to be adapted to cope with continually changing threats. The paper also proposes a consumer-facing risk rating system to reassure consumers about their choice of vehicle.
Paul Wooderson, Cybersecurity Principal Engineer at HORIBA MIRA and 5StarS project lead, said, ‘It’s important we address cybersecurity assurance for connected and autonomous vehicles, not only for vehicle manufacturers but for the automotive industry as a whole, as well as insurers and consumers.’