TASCC: Secure Cloud-based Distributed Control (SCDC) Systems for Connected Autonomous Cars

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Communications Systems Res CCSR

Abstract

Automotive industry and the consumers are eager for smart features on new cars and more efficient vehicles. Modern cars are not considered as mere means for travelling from point A to B anymore, but rather smart systems that offer personalised services and have the capability to adapt to the user's preferences and needs. They are expected to become intelligent agents that learn from their environments and exploit various sources of information to become increasingly autonomous systems that relieve the driver from tedious tasks, such as parking, and improve safety, efficiency, and desirability of the future cars.

From a wider angle, today's land transportation systems claim about 1.3 million lives and 7 million injuries in road accidents, according to a recent report by CISCO. The increasing number of cars results in traffic jams costing about 90 billion of lost hours for the drivers and the passengers. In addition, transportation accounts for about 26% of the total greenhouse gas emission from human activities. While public transport can help, cars remain to be the desired means of transport according to a recent report by the Department of Transport in 2014.

These market forces in addition to the environmental, economic and social impacts of transport systems demand a timely and transformative research to rethink the automotive control systems and revolutionise vehicle design for future cars.

There have been two trends towards this objective in the past decade: in the one hand the research in autonomous systems, inspired by unmanned space vehicles, gave birth to driver-less concept cars such as Google robotic car; on the other hand, modern wireless communications enabled cars to talk to each other and the roadside infrastructures, resulting in the concept of connected cars. However, driver-less cars remain to be too expensive for commercial vehicles (Google's cars cost about £100,000 only for sensing equipment) and connected vehicles can offer little if notproperly integrated into smart and autonomous features.

This ambitious research is defined by a number of world-class academic institutions and leading industrial partners to work with Jaguar Land Rover, a market leader in high end cars, to design and validate a framework that combines the power of connected vehicles concept with the notion of autonomous systems and build a novel platform for cost-effective deployment of autonomous features and ultimately realisation of connected and fully autonomous cars. This can be made possible thanks to modern wireless technologies and the power of cloud computing that allows sharing expensive computing resources (hence, reducing costs per vehicle) and provides access to information that are only available on the cloud.

To realise the ambition of the project, a number of key challenges in the areas of ultra-low-latency wireless technologies, cloud computing, distributed control systems, and human interaction issues will be addressed in this project. In addition, potential security threats will be identified and analysed to assess the potential risks for the public and reputational damage for car manufacturers should such technologies be commercialised. At the end of the project, the technical solutions will be integrated into a single framework and will be validated by example applications, characterising technical and service-level performance of the framework, and providing a basis for the future direction of enhanced automated services.

While the objective here is to ultimately enable affordable driver-less cars, in the short term, this project aims to enable a number of demonstrable autonomous features in a test environment.

Planned Impact

This proposal will create new opportunities in the area of smart and connected control which, in addition to the automotive and transport sectors, will address research challenges that will offer significant benefits to a number of adjacent national priorities/sectors including smart cities, telecommunications, insurance and smart manufacturing. With our partners, we are well placed to deliver those benefits [explained in "pathways to impact"].

Chris Holmes (JLR) explained: "[Smart and Connected Cars that increase] digital capability of vehicles is central to JLR's future product development...". Mike Bell, JLR Director of Global Connected Car, stated at a recent SNMT event that "[Connected Car Technology] is certainly one of our top priorities and we are making a significant investment....to make this a reality". To help deliver this vision, we address the challenge of creating a framework "with system flexibility, communication between many components and new ground-up architecture".

In addition to JLR, the TRL and TSC will be actively involved in the definition and validation of the research output creating a unique opportunity for the research to contribute to, e.g., the wider advancement of intelligent transport systems.

The proposal is also highly relevant to the mobile communications sector and, through the involvement of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre and Telefonica, there are opportunities for the research to contribute to existing applications and to the development of new 5G standards. These will for example, support safety, maintenance and breakdown services, navigation, all of which are of interest to Telefonica.

Thales has identified autonomous vehicles as a future opportunity and has established business interests in UAVs/UASs in defence and civil applications. Thales foresees that the results of this research will enable them to develop new control architectures for these UAVs/UASs. Thales is also interested in how roadside infrastructure, complemented by backend cloud systems as proposed in this research, can play an even greater role in the operation of the UK's future road transport system.

Nokia HERE is a global navigation system provider for automotive industry with presence in 196 countries. HERE maps can be found in 4 out of 5 cars in North America and Europe with integrated in-dash navigation today. Dynamic HD/3D map is an integral part of the SCDC framework, the project use cases, and technology demonstrators. Nokia HERE will use the research outcomes to gain valuable insight to guide the future development of dynamic HD/3D maps.

Considering wider economic impacts, KPMG estimates that the benefits of connected autonomous cars will be "in the region of £51 billion per annum by 2030", with a potential to create about 320,000 jobs across the UK. Furthermore, a recent BIS report notes that from connected cars "a 5% reduction in travel time on roads could save businesses around £2.5bn" and that the global market for smart transport based on digital infrastructures will "be worth $4.5bn by 2018".

The general public will also benefit. KPMG estimates that by 2030, connected autonomous cars could save over 2,500 lives and prevent more than 25,000 accidents in the UK. There are also major quality of life benefits for elderly and disabled citizens as a result of increased mobility. Young adults are also anticipated to benefit from technologies that reduce cost of car insurance by reducing the risk of road accidents - a major concern reported by Association of British Insurers in 2012.

The KPMG report concludes that "Policy makers need to develop regulatory frameworks to allow the industry to flourish." The outcomes from this project will help policy makers gain an insight into the capabilities of the technology and will help in the development of regulatory frameworks. Telefonica will contribute to relevant Telecoms and wireless regulatory analysis in this area.

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Description 14th September 2016 - TRL data workshop 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Description 20th July 2016 - Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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In San Francisco
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Description 6th October 2016 - Microsoft Transform Conference 
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Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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08.30 - 09.15 Registration and Refreshments
09.15 - 09.25 Opening remarks by Master of Ceremonies
Andrew Spooner, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
09.25 - 09.55 Andrew Blake - Alan Turing Institute
09.55 - 10.25 Carsten Maple - Chairman of the Council of Professors and
Heads of Computing
10.25 - 10.50 Robert Hogg & Rik Hepworth - Black Marble
10.50 - 11.10 Dan Marsh - International Alert
11.10 - 11.35 Break
11.35 - 11.55 Tech Demo - Martin Beeby - Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
11.55 - 12.25 Matthew Gould - Director General, Digital & Media Policy
12.30 - 13:00 Satya Nadella - CEO, Microsoft
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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URL http://iotbds.org/
 
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Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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23rd of March 10:30 to 15:30 @ Digital Catapult, London
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- 11:00 - Key Issues Discussion (All - 1.5 hours)
o PETRAS has identified several core themes within the IoT but how do these relate to the Internet of Moving Things?
? Adoption and Acceptability
? Privacy and Trust
? Safety and Security
? Harnessing Economic Value
? Standards, Governance and Policy
o This workshop aims to give all attendees the opportunity to put forward and share their views on each of these themes and how they relate to the industry they work in.
- 12:30 - Lunch
- 13:00 - Solutions workshop (All - 2 hours)
o The morning workshop will have identified what the core challenges facing industry are. In the afternoon we will seek to examine those challenges and look towards collaborative solutions that attendees might take forwards with the PETRAS research hub in the future.
- 15:00 - Wrap-Up and Closing
o (Professor Carsten Maple - 30 minutes)
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
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Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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*GEOSEC is a three-year project, funded by Ordnance Survey at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre as a contribution to the PETRAS consortium.

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(i) to enhance understanding of the range of different issues and challenges that face real world industry and to give attendees to the opportunity to collaborate with other genuine knowledge holders within the sector.
(ii) to give attendees the opportunity to work with sector experts to dissect this information and develop solutions, or platforms from which solutions can be developed, that will benefit the sector as a whole.
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
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Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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