Next Generation Cybersecurity For Trucking

The CALSTART 2018 Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) and Cyber Truck Challenge, has recently announced that the University of Tulsa (TU) is continuously working to build up a truck cybersecurity devices.

However, the Cyber Truck Challenges was established to help in developing the next generation of the trucking workforce that runs through 15 June of this year. CALSTART in combination with the Michigan Economic Development Council (MEDC), TARDEC and the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) starts working to heave cybersecurity awareness in the transportation and trucking industry.

CALSTART wrote in the post that the Cybersecurity awareness and actions are significant as connectivity and electrification will grow across the industry. We are still working to launch a community of interest for some heavy vehicle cyber that exceeds individual departments or companies and also reached crosswise disciplines and organizations to construct a more universal and very experienced base of managers and engineers.

In this week, above 35 students from across the country have to get together in Warren, Michigan. And then the Students have gone through two days of instruction and are in the second day of the cybersecurity evaluation of five medium and heavy-duty trucks.

HDT reported that these 35 students are not the only students who are actively working to secure the trucking fleets. From the University of Tulsa, a group of students along with the faculty from the department of mechanical engineering is joining forces with NMFTA for improving the security of the electronic logging devices (ELDs) by the use of a controller area network (CAN) data diode hardware device.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), some new compulsory ELD regulations are intended to help in creating a safer work atmosphere for drivers and also make it faster and easier to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record the driving time, for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording.

The ELD final rule was published on 16 December 2015 and continue to be executed with the end goal of full compliance, and the compulsory use of ELDs set to 16 December 2019.

ELDs with weedy cybersecurity safety measures can frequently be used as the points of entry to significant systems of a truck, and the CAN diode is planned to alleviate this risk. The CAN data diode will always deliver a low-cost network isolation solution which is very good news for all commercial vehicle operators with some limited resources.

Jeremy Daily, TU associate professor whose technology designs the CAN data diode, is based on said to the HDT that, the device will help the vehicle operators in carriers comply with compulsory ELD regulations which also protecting onboard vehicle networks that might be compromised by a cracked ELD.

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