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Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the EmTech newsletter. In this edition, we’ll focus on the recent XIVT project virtual Plenary meeting hosted by QAC. We will also review various presentations from the XIVT Project Plenary meeting such as the Welcome and Cybersecurity sessions along with XIVT case studies.
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Headquarted in the Netherlands, the ITEA program is a publicly funded project on a national level. ITEA stimulates innovation projects in a global community of large industry, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, and customer organizations. Together, organizations are able to create actual commercial results from research projects. The group provides a trusted framework for cooperation in which standard project collaboration agreements are available, including the complex domains of confidentiality. The XIVT project is a part of ITEA.
On behalf of Canadian participants, QA Consultants hosted the fourth annual XIVT Plenary meeting. The meeting was held from November 3rd to November 5th , 2020. Partners from around the world discussed the progress of Work Packages (WPs), deliverables, and current issues and associated risks.
It was QA Consultants’ honour to host Jiang Chen, the National Coordinator for the EUREKA-ITEA Cluster Program at NRC-IRAP. Chen discussed the importance of the XIVT project within the group.
Cybersecurity testing services for CAVs
The conversation focused on Intrusion Detection within the Controller Area Network (CAN bus) in autonomous vehicles. Various topics were discussed such as, types of attacks on CAN bus, Denial of Service (DoS), fuzzing, and security standards related to CAVs.
In collaboration with OTU (Ontario Tech University), QA Consultants contributed and participated in the development of a security testing framework and configurable system approach. As a result, a state-of-the-art report and a white paper on cybersecurity was prepared and shared with all participants.
The XIVT project is driven by industrial use cases for testing highly configurable, variant-rich embedded systems in the automotive, rail, industrial production, and telecommunication domains. The following is an abstract overview of the presented use cases that were presented in the Plenary meeting.
Industrial production domain
This use case is a flexible production unit called CUBE that is focused on testing the PLC program. The plant manufacturer is facing an implementation challenge when it comes to the systematic and automated testing of the extended PLC programs. This is due to increase in complexity over time. Current developers don’t have an overview of existing PLC programs when integrating anew product.
Industrial production domain
QA Consultants presented a high-definition database map for autonomous vehicles. The product utilizes various types of sensors such as LiDAR, RADAR, Camera, etc. In autonomous technology terms, this product qualifies as a Level Two classification. Challenges occur when new changes to the environment might not be reflected in the map database by the time a vehicle comes across them. Other difficulties include the existence of gaps and other defects in the map data.