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

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: WMG

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.

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
EP/N01300X/1 15/06/2016 15/07/2017 £2,601,075
EP/N01300X/2 Transfer EP/N01300X/1 16/07/2017 15/06/2021 £2,204,116
 
Description This research is still ongoing. However, the work so far has provided insights into some of the technical challenges and well as promising solutions that can help future autonomous vehicles operate more safely and efficiently using some cost effective techniques that rely on cooperation among vehicles rather than expensive sensor and processors on board vehicles. The finding have provided evidence for the potential benefits of cooperation through in-depth analysis of cooperative perception, localisation and control which are three key aspects of autonomous driving systems. These are the benefits that have been intuitively identified by the proposal and the work has been done since the award was granted supported these insights through theoretical and experimental analysis. The research also has provided great insight into practical challenges of realising such benefits which are the subjects of the ongoing research.
Exploitation Route As it is reported in the othe sections of this report, the main non academic users of this research are automotive industry and in particular Jaguar Land Rover. Some of the techniques that have been developed have resulted in registered IPs which will be considered for futher exploitations in the coming years.
Sectors Education,Transport

 
Description SUBMISSION TO HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES INQUIRY
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Commercial Funding from PETRAS partner to contribute to the development of the transport and mobility constellation
Amount £49,926 (GBP)
Organisation Ordnance Survey 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description EPSRC IoTUK initiative
Amount £23,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 02/2019
 
Description EPSRC Industrial CASE Allocations 2017
Amount £110,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description H2020ART20162017: AUTOMATED ROAD TRANSPORT
Amount € 36,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2021
 
Description Innovate UK Connected Autonomous Cars Call 2
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innova UK 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 04/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description LRF open call
Amount £142,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lloyd's Register Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description PETRAS demonstrator
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description SkyBridge
Amount £2,921,893 (GBP)
Funding ID 94323-554658 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Title A CONTROLLER FOR A VEHICLE 
Description The present disclosure relates to a controller for a vehicle and particularly, but not exclusively, to a controller for controlling a vehicle in a platoon. Aspects of the invention relate to a controller, to a vehicle and to a method. 
IP Reference JLRP10636GB0 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact The controller has been patented by JLT due to its significant commercialisation potentials
 
Title A SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE 
Description The present disclosure relates to a system for a vehicle and particularly, but not exclusively, to a system for a vehicle operable in an autonomous mode. Aspects of the invention relate to a system, to a method, and to a vehicle. 
IP Reference JLRP10467GB0 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact The present disclosure relates to a system for a vehicle and particularly, but not exclusively, to a system for a vehicle operable in an autonomous mode. Aspects of the invention relate to a system, to a method, and to a vehicle.
 
Title CONTROLLING VEHICLE PLATOONING 
Description The present disclosure relates to controlling vehicle platooning. In particular, but not exclusively, it relates to controlling vehicle platooning of passenger vehicles. 
IP Reference JLRP10363GB0 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact The patent has been filed by JLR due to significant commercialisation potentials
 
Description 10th October 2016 - a ENISA workshop on smart cars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Carsten Maple contributed to a working group for the European Agency ENISA to draft guidelines for securing future transport systems
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Description 12th October 2016 - Presentation at Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme 
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Description 13th September 2016 - Meeting with Pinsent Masons 
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Description 14th September 2016 - TRL data workshop 
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Description 2018 Fifth International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the outcome of the research related to Fully Self-Organizing Vehicle Platooning Supported by Cloud Computing to international audience
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Description 20th July 2016 - Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco 
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In San Francisco
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Description 24th-26th October 2016 - European Union Strategic Advice Mechanism Workshop on Secure Digital Identity for the digital single market in Europe 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Carsten Maple acted as a high level advisor to the European Commission Scientific Advice Mechanism.
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Description 28th June 2016 - Cyber Security round table in Brussels 
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Description 2nd IEEE UK&Ireland RAS Chapter Conference 
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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
13:00 - 13:05 Thanks and Wrap by MC
13.05 - 14.00 Lunch and Networking
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Geographic Reach International
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Description Article 
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URL https://theconversation.com/driverless-cars-are-forcing-cities-to-become-smart-94707
 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Description BSI Workshop on Digital Twins 16-11-18 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Geographic Reach International
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Description Cyber Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Description Development of notion of resilience by design with University of Glasgow and University of Bristol 
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Geographic Reach International
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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Description Electric Vehicles Energy Task Force Meeting 17-12-18 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
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Results and Impact Electric Vehicles Energy Task Force Meeting discussing cyber security requirements for future energy networks.
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Description Electric Vehicles Energy Task Force Meeting 19-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
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Description Electric Vehicles Energy Task Force Meeting 8-1-19 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
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Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Geographic Reach International
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Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Geographic Reach National
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Description Industry Workshop 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Description International Conference on Electrical Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
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Cars
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Description International Robotics Showcase 2017 
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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Description Interview for national news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk: Testing and Evaluation of Connected Automated Functions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This talk was given to mainly an industry audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iotbds.org/
 
Description Invited keynote at 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER) 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote at 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER) 2018; audience of industrial and academic practitioners and postgraduate students. Purpose was to communicate recent research relating to Cloud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://closer.scitevents.org/
 
Description IoTSF Annual Conference 4-12-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on security and privacy in CAV systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IoTSF Executive Strategy Board and Speakers meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion group on latest developments in IoT security and privacy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Talk: 5th Generation of Communication Technologies and Connected Autonomous Cars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote presentation in an international conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leader on Internet of Moving Things Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple lead a PETRAS workshop on the Internet of Moving Things at the Digital Catapult attended by a range of academic and industry partners. Agenda for Internet of Moving Things Workshop

23rd of March 10:30 to 15:30 @ Digital Catapult, London
- 10:30 - Introduction
o (Professor Carsten Maple - 30 minutes)
- 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)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description London CPS Trustworthiness Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple attended London CPS Trustworthiness Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MTC meeting on security and privacy in IoT systems 26-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting for engagement between Coventry & Warwickshire and Europe 15-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss future strategic engagement between the region and Europe. Specifically engagements with regions in Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Barcelona and Gothenberg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meridian Advisory Board 19-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Strategic advisory board for Meridian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PETRAS conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact First international conference on Living in the IoT. 7 papers were presented and a session contribution by CM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at RCUK Cloud Working Group event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the CARMA project intended for a Cloud research/industry audience. Sparked post-presentation discussion as well as Twitter interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://cloud.ac.uk/workshops/nov2016/session-3b-lightning-talks-and-demos-part-1/carma/
 
Description Prof Carsten Maple attended USA/UK Cybersecurity Mission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact USA/UK Cybersecurity Mission Agenda Imperial College, London, SW7 2AZ - 5th April, 2017
Morning Session
9.00am -10am - Welcome and discussion with Matthew Gould, Director General, Digital
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
- USA Researchers introduction
10.00 - 10.15 - Break
10.15 - 11.00 - UK researchers/introductions (5minutes)
11.00 - 12.30 - Research round table sessions 1 (45 minutes) (each session includes USA and UK researchers) - Research round table sessions 2
12.30 - 1.30 - Lunch and networking
Afternoon Session
1.30 - 3.00 - Research round table sessions 3
- Research round table sessions 4
3.00 - 3.15 - Break
3.15 - 4.45 - Research round table sessions 5
- Research round table sessions 6
4.45- 5.00 - Final wrap up and depart
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof Carsten Maple attended the NCSC Flagship Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple attended the NCSC Flagship Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Promotional Visit to the USA organised by FCO / SIN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over the course of a week Professor Carsten Maple visited Detroit, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles meeting with universities and industry. He was promoting UK Science including PETRAS and forging new partnerships; this resulted in a proposal to EPSRC and on other ongoing partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RITICS Showcase 18-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Various discussions on security and privacy in CAV and space systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at International Conference on Cyber Crimes in Abu Dhabi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Carsten Maple gave a presentation at the International Conference on Cyber Crime in Abu Dhabi

Securing the IoT - Opportunities and Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Telefonica Security Strategy event 23-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Telefonica Security Strategy event presenting latest research on security and privacy in next generation networks to executive board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting the outcome of the project related to cloud-architecture for platooning applications and high-speed autonomous overtaking systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ieee-itsc2018.org/
 
Description Thematic Research day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Poster presentation at IoT UK Security Thematic Research day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://iotuk.org.uk/thematic-research-day
 
Description UK Cyber Security Research Conference - 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple attended the UK Cyber Security Research Conference - 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK Cyber Security Research Institute meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Various discussions at the UK Cyber Security Research institutes meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK FCO mission to US - Expert Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke at a panel for SAC 2018. Involved presentation and vibrant Q&A afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southernautocon.com/full-schedule/
 
Description UK-RAS Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple attended UK-RAS Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UKCRC/EPSRC workshop on future challenges 14-15/3/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop to define the major challenges for UK in ICT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description V&V of Autonomous Systems - Ethical, Social and,Trustworthy Behaviour Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Carsten Maple attended the V&V of Autonomous Systems - Ethical, Social and,Trustworthy Behaviour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description White Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The automotive sector is betting big on driverless cars. Billions of dollars are being spent globally as OEMs and technology companies battle to secure a slice of the so-called 'passenger economy', where people swap driving for riding. But the route to full autonomy is proving difficult to navigate. The major players face a range of technological, financial and societal barriers as they seek to achieve their aims. That has led some critics to question whether Level 5 autonomy - where driverless systems can carry out all driving tasks, under all conditions that a human driver could perform - will ever be attained. This White Paper attempts to give a readable and easily digestible assessment of the state-of-play in the autonomous driving sector, highlighting some of the remaining technological challenges, while plotting a realistic roadmap to a driverless future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.publitek.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WhitePaper-Publitek-Autonomous-Driving-RGB-V2FIN...
 
Description Worcestershire LEP leaders meeting on 5G testbeds 9-1-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion on cyber security in IoT systems and future communications networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on UK CAV Security Testing 19/3/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the challenges and requirements of cyber security testing of CAVs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on UK CAV Security Testing facilities 19/3/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop to explore current facilities, national need and any gaps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on cyber security priority areas for SIA 14-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To advise SIA of the latest developments and threats in Cyber Security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description strategy board discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on position of UK following the fatal accident by an Uber car in the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018