How Trusted Data Unlocks Value for Connected & Autonomous Fleets

A wide-range of industries, including food and beverage distributors and construction companies, use their connected fleets today to deliver goods and services to their customers. These connected fleets are increasingly data-driven – in 2018 a high-end vehicle has, on average, more than 100 million lines of code. To put this in context, that is more than 50 times what the F22 fighter jet contains! Obviously, that means it’s mission-critical that all this software code is protected. According to Intel Corp. the average autonomous vehicle will generate 4 terabytes of data per hour. Based on McKinsey’s projections, monetization of connected and autonomous vehicle data and services is projected to grow from $30B to $1.5T by 2030. So that represents zettabytes (1,000s of exabytes) of data at stake, which present a massive opportunity.


There are significant roadblocks to capitalizing on this burgeoning marketplace of data, applications, and services, one of which is a lack of trust in vehicle-generated data. “The core to success in mobility freedom and services is ‘data trust’ and the industry is increasingly demanding “Trust Protocol” for data services. We must have absolute trust in the data – it must be immutable and secured so that offered services are also trusted by users,” says Mahbubul Alam, Chief Marketing Officer and Sr. VP of Global Engineering at Trillium Secure.


Connected vehicles are prone to all types of cyber-attacks and ransomware. These problems only get worse with autonomous vehicles and robo-taxis where software vulnerabilities can put human lives at stake. To engender a sense of immutable trust in transportation providers to continue innovating in fleet management, preventative maintenance and other data-centric services for connected and autonomous vehicles, the threat of cyber-attack needs to be mitigated within the mobility ecosystem. Security is the foundation upon which trust is built. Trusted data, defined at its core as immutable, transparent, auditable, reliable data records that are cryptographically encrypted, is much more significant than just data security.


Connected fleet operators have the most to gain from trusted data security technologies developed by Trillium Secure. AI and machine learning promise to deliver incredible value once there is confidence that data is free of flaws and ready for analysis. If the data is not trusted, the machine learning that occurs will be faulty, as it is working off assumptions that are flawed. That is why a platform of trusted mobility is so ground breaking. Trillium Secure has recognized the necessity of this fact and predicated its technology to first and foremost guarantee trust across all types of data necessary for the efficient operation of connected and autonomous fleets.


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