At a glance: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued draft guidelines for the establishment of a cybersecurity standard system for connected vehicles. The guideline’s annex specifies 97 standards split into five categories (basic, terminal safety, network communication safety, data security and application service security) which companies, standardization organizations and research institutes ought to prioritize. Among the targets mentioned are:
- By 2023, build an initial intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) network security standard system incorporating 50 key and urgently needed safety standards
- By 2025, establish a relatively complete ICV network security standard system with at least 100 key standards covering areas such as vehicle operating system safety and 5G V2X-based wireless communication security
- Promote the integration of international standards at the domestic level and the acceptance of domestic standards internationally
MERICS comment: As the commercialization of data-hungry autonomous vehicles picks up speed – Baidu recently partnered with BAIC to build 1,000 driverless robotaxis over the next three years – there is an urgent need to standardize and regulate cybersecurity within the industry. Such measures will help to ensure the physical safety of passengers and pedestrians as well as protect data from cyberattacks.