12 Dec Blackberry Announces New Security Credential Management System
Blackberry CEO John Chen announced at the Toronto Global Forum Monday morning a new Security Credential Management System (SCMS) for securing smart cities systems and autonomous vehicles.
The SCMS service will provide a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates. The company said that the service will be provided at no cost to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected-vehicle pilots.
In a move that seemingly looks to rival Google’s smart city efforts, the system will be tested in partnership with Invest Ottawa at a secure 16-kilometre track for autonomous vehicles.
Source: Edmonton Journal