Magazine: Bus & Car Connexion – Un TAD autonome testé à Genève

Source: Bus & Car Connexion
Date: 18 June 2020



Newspaper: La Liberté – Des navettes autonomes sur demande testées à Genève

Source: La Liberté
Date: 18 June 2020



Newspaper: 20 Minutes – Bus sans chauffeur et à la demande, via une application

Source: 20 minutes
Date: 18 June 2020



Newspaper: SWI Swissinfo – Des navettes autonomes sur demande testées à Genève

Source: SWI Swissinfo
Date: 18 June 2020



Geneva International Motor Show canceled

Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 will not take place. The Swiss Federal Government prohibits all gatherings of more than 1000 persons. So, the AVENUE presentations (VIP day and conference days) will unfortunately not take place.

«Des attaques inévitables»

Interview de Dimitri Konstantas (professeur à l’institut des sciences de l’information (CUI) de Genève par Lorenzo Quolantoni de la Revue Automobile

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Les nouveaux pirates de la route

Article dans la Revue automobile
Auteur: Lorenzo Quolantoni

CYBERSÉCURITÉ L’arrivée de la voiture auto- nome ira de pair avec l’émergence d’une nouveau danger pour la sécurité routière, le hacking. De quoi menacer l’existence de l’auto sans conducteur? 

La voiture autonome représente, depuis des décennies, une sorte de fantasme automobile; elle est la promesse d’arriver frais à sa destination, après un trajet passé à se relaxer. Les constructeurs se sont engagés depuis plusieurs années dans son développement, appâtés par l’énorme potentiel économique qu’elle recèle: avantage concurrentiel sur les autres marques et développement de services de robot-taxis. Le développement de nouvelles solutions de mobilité deviend de toutes façons nécessaire, puisque 68% de la population mondiale vivra dans des villes en 2050 (contre 55% aujourd’hui), d’après un rapport des Nations Unies de 2018. Ce qui signifie davantage de bouchons potentiels, alors que la situation actuelle n’est déjà pas enviable dans certaines métropoles: il suffit de penser qu’à Tokyo, la vitesse moyenne d’une voiture n’est que de 15 km/h, selon l’équipementier Bosch.

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New Scientific Article: A Study on Security and Privacy Guidelines, Countermeasures, Threats: IoT Data at Rest Perspective

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) makes our lives much easier, more valuable, and less stressful due to the development of many applications around us including smart cities, smart cars, and smart grids, offering endless services and solutions. Protecting IoT data of such applications at rest either on the objects or in the cloud is an indispensable requirement for achieving a symmetry in the handling and protection of the IoT, as we do with data created by persons and applications. This is because unauthorised access to such data may lead to harmful consequences such as linkage attacks, loss of privacy, and data manipulation. Such undesired implications may jeopardise the existence of IoT applications if protection measures are not taken, and they stem from two main factors. One is that IoT objects have limited capabilities in terms of memory capacity, battery life, and computational power that hamper the direct implementation of conventional Internet security solutions without some modifications (e.g., traditional symmetric algorithms). Another factor is the absence of widely accepted IoT security and privacy guidelines for IoT data at rest and their appropriate countermeasures, which would help IoT stakeholders (e.g., developers, manufacturers) to develop secure IoT systems and therefore enhance IoT security and privacy by design. Toward this end, we first briefly describe the main IoT security goals and identify IoT stakeholders. Moreover, we briefly discuss the most well-known data protection frameworks (e.g., General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability (HIPAA)). Second, we highlight potential attacks and threats against data at rest and show their violated security goals (e.g., confidentiality and integrity). Third, we review a list of protection measures by which our proposed guidelines can be accomplished. Fourth, we propose a framework of security and privacy guidelines for IoT data at rest that can be utilised to enhance IoT security and privacy by design and establish a symmetry with the protection of user-created data. Our framework also presents the link between the suggested guidelines, mitigation techniques, and attacks. Moreover, we state those IoT stakeholders (e.g., manufacturers, developers) who will benefit most from these guidelines. Finally, we suggest several open issues requiring further investigation in the future, and we also discuss the limitations of our suggested framework.

A Study on Security and Privacy Guidelines, Countermeasures, Threats: IoT Data at Rest Perspective
Hezam Akram Abdulghani, Niels Alexander Nijdam, Anastasija Collen, Dimitri Konstantas
Journal: Symmetry
Date: 10 June 2019, DOI: 10.3390/sym11060774
Download: Publisher’s version (Gold Open Access)

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

Geneva – May 14th 2018

Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and be able to respond to them, meet many of the technological and regulatory challenges, and de- sign new business models. 

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Un projet européen prépare l’arrivée des véhicules autonomes en ville

Genève – 14 mai 2018

Les véhicules autonomes s’annoncent comme la prochaine révolu- tion en matière de transports publics. Ils devraient trouver leurs pre- miers utilisateurs dans les zones suburbaines, moins bien desservies par les réseaux traditionnels. Mais pour que ces nouveaux services se développent, il faut d’abord identifier les besoins et motivations de leurs futurs clients et pouvoir y répondre, relever de nombreux défis technologiques et règlementaires, penser de nouveaux modèles éco- nomiques. 

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