Rapidly introduce new features and services while securing vehicle systems and data.
The automotive industry is under pressure to continually to introduce new technologies to enhance the driving experience and stay connected with customers over the life of the vehicle. Vehicles are generating huge amounts of data that can support programs such as predictive maintenance and location-based services.
Automotive OEMs are challenged not only with affordably collecting and storing that data, but also analyzing and securing it from hackers. In fact, connected car systems are vulnerable to attacks by cybercriminals. As the industry races to support the always-connected customer and ultimately autonomous driving, these challenges will continue to escalate.
DXC’s supports OEMs in managing analytics, applications, cybersecurity and the underlying infrastructure for next-generation connected vehicle systems. DXC’s solutions combine automotive industry expertise with deep system development, integration and testing capabilities to help organizations rapidly introduce new technologies with confidence.
Staying connected after the warranty expires
Only a small percentage of vehicles on the road today have built-in connectivity. However, millions of vehicles have the ability to stay connected to dealerships and OEMs, long after the warranty period has expired.
DXC’s Connected Service Platform provides a retrofit kit of hardware, combined with an online data management platform that enables OEMs, fleet managers and service partners to connect to vehicles in real time from through the CAN-Bus. This platform involves a minor, relatively inexpensive upgrade to wirelessly collect and report on a selected range of performance data from vehicles.
DXC’s solution can help OEMs stay connected to customers, as well as future buyers of used vehicles, allowing dealerships to offer customized services for the lifetime of the vehicle and increase loyalty. DXC’s platform can serve as the foundation for a host of services including predictive maintenance, travel alerts and assistance, software updates and recall notifications.
Securing the connected car
Several high-profile demonstrations of car hacking and taking control of a vehicles locking and driving systems indicate major vulnerabilities of connected vehicles. OEMs must find a way to secure these control systems while adding new connectivity features. Further, as manufacturers and dealers gather vast amounts of personal data about their customers, they face a daunting task of securing that data while making it available for analytics throughout the enterprise.
DXC offers specialized consulting, application testing and big data and analytics solutions to help automotive OEMs create a secure framework for the connected car. DXC’s cybersecurity consulting includes vulnerability testing, industrial control system testing and overall threat assessment. Our security experts can assist in both research and design of connected systems to ensure compliance with future regulatory requirements or guidelines.
DXC can also focus on the applications and provide independent testing and validation of the code as well as the underlying security architecture. Rigorous independent testing is crucial to for organizations working with multiple teams and third-party vendors, and DXC’s cybersecurity expertise ensures that security is built in to applications, not part of a software upgrade or patch.
In addition, DXC can apply its extensive experience in securing big data applications and cloud-based infrastructure to help clients manage and protect customer data. DXC’s advanced analytics tools and data science expertise can help organizations gain insights from data to detect potential threats or vulnerabilities.
Contact us and find out how DXC’s connected car solutions can help your organization rapidly roll out new features, while securing vehicles and customer data.