Zenzic launched Cyber Resilience project with Thales to develop real-time responsiveness to emerging cyber threats in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

  • Create, implement, deploy, and measure significant difference in an initial, real-world automotive application by bringing together globally renowned experts via CAM Testbed UK partners.
  • Develop the technical feasibility to provide critical automotive sub-system resilience against representative cyber-attacks.
  • Evidence the scalability of the methodology using the proof-of-concept demonstrator as an initial exemplar of application to standard automotive industry systems.


London, November 2021: Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, has announced the launch of a Cyber Resilience project, in partnership with Thales and CAM Testbed UK partners.

Vehicles are complex systems that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, the project will develop a proof-of-concept on how connected and automated vehicles will detect, understand, and respond to emerging cyber threats in real time. By building on previous cyber feasibility studies of 2020, and moving towards deployable solutions, this project will deliver insights on how cyber resilience tools might be used within the automotive engineering supply chain and regulatory framework, transformations critical to the large scale deployment of connected and automated mobility (CAM).

The programme, which is funded by the government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and coordinated by Zenzic, will be led by Thales and brings together UK expertise in cyber resilience. Organisations from the world-leading CAM Testbed UK will work together to explore the use of tools designed to achieve cyber resilience within the automotive ecosystem. Partners include HORIBA MIRA, WMG, home of the Midland Future Mobility testbed, Automotive Electronics Innovation (AESIN) and Burges-Salmon, as well as the UK’s cyber security ‘Centre of Excellence’ at Thales’s National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC).


Mark Cracknell, Head of Connected and Automated Mobility at Zenzic said: “There is a need for a national road transport cyber security programme in the UK to safely support CAM adoption across the transport network. By making targeted progress toward securing modern vehicles and focusing on the most urgent problem that faces automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, the Cyber Resilience project will deliver a substantial return on investment and position the UK as the global leader in CAM cyber resilience.”

Peter Davies, Director, Security Concepts, Secure Communications & Information Systems at Thales UK: “We are really pleased to announce this project. The opportunity to work with such a range of talented people on a genuinely needed and future looking project is a real privilege. The project aims to have a proof of concept delivered by March 2022, where we will continue to look to see how we can ensure the cyber resilience necessary for the safe adoption of connected autonomous vehicles at scale.”

About Zenzic 

Zenzic was created by government and industry to champion the UK connected and self-driving ecosystem and lead the UK in accelerating the self-driving revolution. The company drives collaboration with partners across industry, government, and academia to shape a world-class CAM Testbed UK, and to deliver a comprehensive UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030. Zenzic is channelling £200 million of investment, with the ultimate goal of ensuring a safer, more inclusive and productive mobile future. For more information, visit: http://zenzic.io 

About CAM Testbed UK

CAM Testbed UK is the centre for the innovation and development of connected and self-driving vehicle technologies. It is the only place worldwide with the capability to take ideas from concept to development both virtually and physically, all within a 3-hour drive. The UK’s comprehensive and integrated facilities are world-leading, with a unique ability to cross-share data and a collaborative way of working. For more information, visit: https://camtestbed.uk/testbed-uk/

About Thales

We’re a global technology business operating across aerospace, defence, digital security, transport, and space. We’re a team of over 6,500 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, across nine key UK sites. We have unrivalled experience across every major industry we serve – working around the clock to make life better and to keep us safer. For more information, visit: https://www.thalesgroup.com/uk