Football Town With an Autonomous Cars Problem

What do Ann Arbor, Michigan and Hod HaSharon have in common? Karamba Security and a whole bunch of Jews.

Ann Arbor (be still my heart) is the second home to Karamba Security, an Israeli cybersecurity solutions company for self-driving cars. How come nobody told me about this? The company has signed on to the Automotive Grade Linux Project to develop an automotive industry standard for cybersecurity best practices. The project is being sponsored by The Linux Foundation, which is a non-profit aimed at advancing Linux and other open-source technology resources.

Karamba’s software works by hardening ECUs exactly as they’re designed in the factory, preventing hackers from modifying these settings. And for those of you who (like me) need me to Google that for you: “In automotive electronics, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is any embedded system that controls one or more of the electrical system or subsystems in a transport vehicle.”

Speaking of which, I should start making a bucket list of all the stuff I need to learn about autonomous vehicles before leaving the great state of Michigan this spring. Item one: take the driverless shuttle to Mcity. Because how could I go to this school and not see this?

TLDR; an Israeli-American company is developing best practices for cybersecurity in autonomous vehicles and of course, an obligatory GO BLUE because A-squared ‘til death.

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