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Solving Security and Privacy Challenges of the Connected Car

The connected car is moving from vision into reality. Our vehicles will be seamlessly integrated with the Internet exchanging data with other cars and infrastructure services. The car is not an information technology island anymore but can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With the promises of exciting applications and services for drivers and passengers will come the dangers of malicious software components. While viruses, Trojan horses and the like on your personal computer "just" attack your private data, your hard-earned money and more on your car they can be a clear and present danger for the health and life of you, your passengers and others around you.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg. What about privacy? Who owns the data that you are generating while driving your vehicle? What happens if data that you consented to share is abused? Or if it is combined with other digital fingerprints you leave on social networking sites etc?

There are many challenges and we must ask the right questions and find the solutions. One thing is obvious, the automotive industry alone is poorly prepared. Open collaboration and open source have proven to provide superior solutions. Will we be able to apply the paradigm to successfully solving the challenges of the connected car?


As the Linux Foundation's Director of Embedded Solutions Rudolf Streif connects companies seeking to leverage Linux and open source for embedded product development with open source communities. He has created the Automotive Linux Summit an event that brings together the most innovative minds from automotive expertise with open source software excellence. He is leading the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux collaboration project, an initiative to advance Linux and open source in the automotive industry.

Mr. Streif is a seasoned software engineering / management executive with over 20+ years experience and expertise in embedded software and hardware engineering, product development, life-cycle management and organizational leadership. He held engineering management positions in various industries including automotive, IPTV/DVB digital television and industrial imaging. He has successfully leveraged the strengths of the Linux operating system and open source software for many demanding applications. Mr. Streif received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and MBA from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. He is a frequent speaker at various events on Linux, open source, automotive and telematics.


6:30pm Light dinner sponsored by Mentor Graphics

7 pm Brief announcements

7:05 pm Seminar

Proceeds from the event registration go directly to the Paypal account of the San Jose State University Formula SAE, which is why there are no refunds.  Thanks for supporting local automotive engineering education.

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  • Alison C.

    Thanks again to Rudi for a fine presentation, full of current and insider information, and to Mentor for hosting and event sponsorship.

    March 6, 2014

  • Cho

    O Wonderful! Another thing waiting to be hack.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Rick (Ryusuke I.

    Can anybody pick up and drop off me at Mitsuwa Marketplace, 675 Saratoga Ave
    San Jose, for the event?
    I don't have a car right now.

    February 24, 2014

    • Rick (Ryusuke I.

      I'm wearing blue jeans, and a black polo shirt.

      February 25, 2014

    • guy d.

      [masked] if something goes wrong

      February 25, 2014

  • raju k

    will it be a webinar.?

    January 19, 2014

    • Alison C.

      raju, I post slides if presenters make them available. Christie Dudley gave an excellent talk on a similar subject in spring 2013 and her slides are posted. A video of a similar talk she gave is up on Chaos Computer Club from 2012.

      January 20, 2014

    • raju k

      Thank You very much, Alison.

      January 20, 2014

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