Today marks a special day of overcoming cross border communication barriers within the automotive industry. Reinova, the center of excellence dedicated to the development & validation of components for the electric and hybrid powertrain, comes together with Block Harbor Cybersecurity to launch a partnership to further products & services development in vehicle cybersecurity. Block Harbor is a supplier to major OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers and a proven partner in automotive & vehicle cybersecurity.
Reinova’s approach is handled through customer centricity, with a focus on R&D, testing and validation services on components and software for vehicles of the future, its modules, and its battery packs. CEO Giuseppe Corcione, immediately defined a need for future concerns of connected vehicle safety and has been on a journey to find solutions for the new generation vehicle.
Today, Reinova is proud to announce a strategic partnership on new products & service offerings with Block Harbor Cybersecurity, a leading vehicle cybersecurity supplier for OEMs & Tier 1s. The American Company will launch lab activities in Q2 2022, out of REINOVA Laboratories location in the Motor Valley.
The strong partnership will provide the skills & support to address cybersecurity in automotive and vehicle systems. Being based in the Motor Valley will allow it to serve its community directly through the local REINOVA x Block Harbor Vehicle Cybersecurity Lab.
This year marks a turning point in the mobility and connected car market regarding the alignment of cybersecurity requirements in vehicles for Europe. The European Union approved UNR 155 with initial enforcement starting in June, marking a deadline for cybersecurity regulatory obligations for the automotive industry. The future of vehicle connectivity, electrification and autonomy alongside the corresponding business models depend on cybersecurity.
Furthermore, Reinova, aware of the utmost importance that the issue of cybersecurity assumes today for the development of electric and autonomous mobility, has decided to invest resources to support both the infrastructure and the training of personnel in the field of IT security, thus creating an Academy specification.
Thanks to the fundamental support of the Adecco Group, a multinational staffing agency, the Academy will allow both entities to strengthen the theoretical and practical skill-set in cybersecurity to help create solid foundations for mobility of the future.
The connected vehicle is becoming more complex with the integrations of EV & autonomous systems. Integrations are allowing for more sophisticated testing methods. Block Harbor & Reinova have come together to create a cutting edge continued testing approach to verification and validation in automotive & vehicle cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity is necessary now more than ever as the vehicle becomes more connected. Vehicles of the future will be tested in the Reinova x Block Harbor Labs with continued research directly within industry. Reinova x Block Harbor will ensure that the lower carbon emission future of the autonomous EV will be as secure as it can be.