Tata Elxsi MoU with Indian Institute of Science

To development of an Automotive Cyber Security Solution together with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) under the framework of existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Tata Elxsi MoU with Indian Institute of Science
From Left to Right T. Ravi Kiran, Priciple Productmanager, CTO Group | Atul Vinayak Kulkarni, CTO, Tata Elxsi | Manoj Raghavan CEO & MD, Tata Elxsi | Prof G Rangarajan, Director, IISC | Prof Rajesh Sundaresan, Dean EECS, IISC | Dr. Vaibhav katewa, Assistant Professor, IISC

Bangalore- Tata Elxsi Limited., a design and technology service providers across industries, today announced the joint development of an Automotive Cyber Security Solution together with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) under the framework of existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

This joint development will leverage Tata Elxsi’s well-established, industry-acknowledged artificial intelligence and machine learning skill set and the business foray towards software-defined vehicles (SDV) & EV solutions, coupled with the strength of advanced research at IISc.

The partnership aims to address the challenges in cybersecurity presented by complex in-vehicle networks of sensors and numerous advancements in software that define the modern driving experience. Advances in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-anything (V2X) connectivity have presented more opportunities for theft, remote control, tampering, and siphoning of personal information. Meanwhile, IISc researchers are focusing separately on developing automotive vehicle technologies and network security, smart grids, and other critical systems.

Mr. Manoj Raghavan, CEO & MD of Tata Elxsi, said that, This partnership will also concentrate on security and threat detection in connected automotive vehicles through the use of AI and ML-based intrusion detection. The collaboration will also seek to avoid and detect potential security threats and anomalies in the system, providing preventive insights into future and potentially more advanced threats.

"Tata Elxsi understands that the future of the automotive industry is dependent on safe vehicles and trust." We have made significant efforts in the Connected Vehicles market to develop our solution stacks for Autonomous vehicles through our ADAS project, SDV architecture, and other means. As vehicles become more reliant on digital systems, protecting cybersecurity is critical. We are confident that with IISc's partnership concentrating on Cybersecurity solutions and technologies, our clients and manufacturers will be able to construct safer, more robust automobiles while delivering piece of mind to end customers.

Prof G Rangarajan, Director, IISc said that, As technology advances, cybersecurity issues grow in today's digital and interconnected society. We at IISc are constantly interested in academic-industry cooperation that can help us overcome such challenges. We are delighted to be working with Tata Elxsi to foster innovation in the important area of connected automotive vehicle security.

Prof Rajesh Sundaresan, Dean of the Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences (EECS), IISc, said that, A modern car can easily have 3000 chips sensing and managing the vehicle's operation. The architectural complexity involved in providing secure in-vehicle networking is tremendous. This collaboration combines the strengths of IISc in cyber-physical system security with Tata Elxsi in design and technology to allow safe, secure, and connected mobility."

He emphasised the CSR funding provided earlier by Tata Elxsi for the establishment of an AI lab at IISc, which has greatly aided students enrolled in the institute's MTech (Artificial Intelligence) programme will substantially add to their product portfolio.