DEFEnD – DEvelopment For SEcured Autonomous Driving

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Motivation

The reliable cooperation of an autonomous vehicle with its environment and with information services is the prerequisite for taking decisions for navigation, track guiding or stabilisation on vehicle level and for providing an added value in terms of service and comfort, for example. However, the risk for an unauthorised access to a vehicle increases at the same time. The risk of a takeover of the vehicle, an influence on its functions as well as a misuse of personal data requires a change in the software and system development. The control of the technological complexity, the protection against possible attacks as well as legal aspects like the data protection or liability have to be considered right at the development stage.

Aims and methods

Central concerns of the project are the research and development of methods and tools for secure, highly automated and autonomous driving. The focus is set on model-based approaches, which support a continuous development of the requirements up to the implementation to tests and the validation. Conflicts of aims resulting from contradictory requirements on the operation, failure and security can be handled in this way at early planning and development stages. Tried-and-tested methods, processes and norms, which however are often isolated from each other, from the field of operational safety and security are integrated and harmonised. The comprehensive consideration of technical, security-relevant and legal aspects enables an appropriate risk evaluation.

Innovations and perspectives

From the individual component in the vehicle to complex software up to the immense produced amounts of data – the requirements on security in future vehicle generations are multi-faceted and challenging. Model-based approaches contribute to the optimisation of development and verification processes, to the reduction of the probability of vulnerabilities and errors in the vehicle software and thus to the increase of the system quality, reliability, protection and safety and security. The project results are of high relevance for the German automotive industry. However, they can also be transferred to other security-critical domains such as the Industry 4.0, critical infrastructures or medical technologies.

Project partners

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV)
  • ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH
  • RISA Sicherheitsanalysen GmbH
  • EnCo Software GmbH 

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Stefan Otten

Vice Division Manager

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Career

Stefan Otten completed his masters's degree in electronical engineering at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Topics include the development and test of automotive functions based on innovative processes and methods, the combination of simulative and real-world tests as well as the usage of automotive data. Since 2015 he is department manager in the division Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering (ESS) responsible for Automotive Systems Engineering, since 2017 he is vice division manager of ESS.

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E-Mail: otten@dont-want-spam.fzi.de

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Ass. iur. Silvia Balaban

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Silvia Balaban ist seit April 2016 als Juristin am FZI tätig. Sie beschäftigt sich schwerpunktmäßig mit IT- und datenschutzrechtlichen Fragestellungen.

Silvia Balaban hat Rechtswissenschaften an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg studiert und anschließend ihr Referendariat am Landgericht Karlsruhe absolviert. Danach war sie fast vier Jahre lang als Juristin in der Forschungsgruppe „Informationsrecht für technische Systeme und Rechtsinformatik“ von PD Dr. Oliver Raabe am Zentrum für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie tätig.

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Matthias Kern

Research Scientist

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Matthias Kern studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT). His focus was System Engineering. His master thesis entitled "Support for Planning of Industrial Plant Networks in Compliance With the Process Description" he wrote already at FZI.  Since February 2016 he is employed as a researcher at FZI.

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Phone: +49 721 9654-194
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Bo Liu

Staff Member

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Bo Liu has studied Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Focuses during his studies were software engineering and compiler construction and telematics. He wrote his master thesis entitled “Analysis of concepts for a multi-domain metamodel for an Internet of Things development tool” already at FZI. Since May 2018 he is employed as research scientist in the research group ESS at FZI.

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Dipl.-Jur. Daniel Vonderau

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

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Daniel Vonderau ist seit September 2018 am FZI in der Abteilung "Kompetenzzentrum IT-Sicherheit" tätig. Seine Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte sind IT-und datenschutzrechtliche Fragestellungen. Seit 2019 ist er ebenfalls stellvertretender Datenschutzbeauftragter des FZI.

Vor seiner Tätigkeit am FZI war er in der Forschungsgruppe "Informationsrecht für technische Systeme und Rechtsinformatik" von PD Dr. Oliver Raabe am Zentrum für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft des Karlsruher Institut für Technologie tätig.

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