IAI Will Lead Consortium to Establish and Run Israel’s National Cyber Infrastructure Center for Intelligent Traffic & Transportation Systems
— The center will be built in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Transportation, the Israel National Cyber Directorate and Ayalon Highways —
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will lead a consortium of companies to establish and operate the National Cyber Infrastructure Center for Intelligent Traffic & Transportation Systems (ITS), to be located in the city of Beersheba. The consortium will work in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Transportation, the Ayalon Highways Company and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate. The consortium, led by IAI, includes Enigmatos, Alstom and IBI Group, as well as the University of Ben-Gurion in the Negev, as a strategic partner.
In the coming years, cars will communicate with other users on the road, as well as with traffic components such as stop lights, command and control centers, signage and charging facilities. The National Cyber Infrastructure Center for Smart Transportation will simulate a future transportation space, combining a range of transportation means and infrastructure activity. An additional goal of the center is to test the ability to protect against cyberattacks and attempts to commandeer the systems and to monitor future threats.
Esti Peshin, IAI’s Cyber Division GM: “We are honored to receive this award from the State of Israel to establish the National Cyber Infrastructure Center for Intelligent Traffic & Transportation Systems. Both Smart Transportation and Cyber-security today are fast growing markets that must be developed in tandem in order to ensure comfort, efficiency and safety on the roads. With a wide range of tailored operational solutions and state-of-the-art technologies in all arenas in cyber, IAI is focusing on developing and deploying national level cyber resiliency solutions as part of our turnkey systems to our customers worldwide.
David Traub-Werner, Group Project Director and Tel Aviv Office Lead, IBI Group: “We are pleased to work together with IAI, Alstom and Enigmatos to provide cyber testing and certification services for smart transportation in a cross-disciplinary manner. The cyber arena is an opportunity for IBI Group to reinforce our commitment to the security of the infrastructure systems that we, and our clients, provide to cities and transportation networks across the world.”
Eyal Kamir, CEO of Enigmatos: “Enigmatos is excited to participate in the establishment of the National Cyber Infrastructure Center for Intelligent Traffic & Transportation Systems as part of a team led by IAI. Enigmatos focuses on protecting vehicles and fleets from malicious cyber activity. This win is a vote of confidence for our technology by our industry-leading partners as well as by the Israeli Ministry of Transportation, Ayalon Highways, and the Israel National Cyber Directorate. Enigmatos is proud to put its advanced cyber technology and its team of cyber and automotive experts at the service of the cyber needs of the State of Israel.”
Prof. Dan Blumberg, University Vice-President for Regional and Industrial Development, Ben-Gurion University: “The University sees IAI as a strategic partner in building the new innovation district and is happy to partner with IAI on the creation of the Smart Mobility Cyber Lab. The University plans to organize joint workshops, lead various research proposals on the related topics, provide existing infrastructure to evaluate the results of ongoing cyber research, and take an active role in the steering committee of the new lab. University students and researchers are expected to be highly involved in this initiative.”
Mr. Mama Sougoufara, Managing Director, Alstom Middle East: “We are extremely happy to be part of this pioneer initiative. As a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, we are committed to promote innovation and creativity. We, along with our partners in the consortium, look forward to supporting Israel in its journey to be a leading country in smart and safe mobility.”