Pilot Study: Demonstrate Real-World Security Threats to Connected Automated Vehicles

Research Lead: Alfred Chen

UC Campus(es): UC Irvine

Problem Statement: While connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to transform communities and mobility, issues like security threats – which may compromise infrastructure operations or even pose safety risks to road users – present significant challenges to the real-world deployment and operation of such systems.

Project Description: This project will explore and demonstrate the real-world feasibility and exploitability of existing CAV security threats that have emerged from academic research. The project will help stakeholders understand how realistic such threats are in practice, thereby informing policymaking, risk management, and remediation strategy planning.

Status: In Progress

Budget: $30,000