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Bosch Deploys AI to Prevent Attacks on Car Electronics


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A Bosch shuttle car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September.

German engineering company Robert Bosch GmbH is using artificial intelligence to reduce the risk of hackers tricking cars electronic systems into misinterpreting road signs.

Credit: Friedemann Vogel/EPA/Shutterstock

Engineering company Robert Bosch is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to fortify cars' electronic systems against hackers who attempt to feed the systems intentionally incorrect road-sign information.

Road-sign standardization makes traffic-sign recognition technology well-suited to machine learning and deep learning image-identification algorithms, but malefactors can deceive the algorithms by defacing the signs.

Bosch’s Michael Bolle said the company has unveiled a computer-vision-based AI process designed to analyze and compare an object from two different perspectives.

The findings of deep learning algorithms that identify road signs are checked by computer-vision algorithms, and discrepancies between the readings could indicate spoofing.

Said Bolle, "In the area of machine learning and AI, products and machines learn from data, and so the data itself can be part of the attack surface."

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