SAF-Holland talks trailer cyber security

Christoph Günter

Equipment specialist, SAF-Holland, recently led a presentation about incoming regulatory changes that affects type approval for new trailers.

In his keynote speech at the fifth DEKRA Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Berlin, SAF-Holland President EMEA / Chief Technology Officer, Christoph Günter, detailed the impact a new Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) will have on the trailer industry.

“With the UNECE R155 regulation, vehicle manufacturers will be required to establish a CSMS from mid-2024 and to provide evidence of this for the type approval of new vehicles,” SAF-Holland said in a statement.

UNECE R155 is a set of international regulations developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the cyber security of vehicles. The regulation is intended to enhance the cyber security of connected and automated vehicles and provide a common cyber security framework for the automotive industry worldwide. It covers vehicle software and systems security, personal data protection and cyber security incident management.

“Günter also provided insights into how the globally active supplier SAF-Holland ensures the cyber security of its mechatronic product portfolio and thus supports vehicle manufacturers in this extensive process.”

The fifth DEKRA Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference was held October 30-31. Experts and practitioners from politics, industry, research and the transport sector discussed the potential of innovative technologies related to the commercial vehicle of tomorrow.

The presentations and panel discussions focused on topics such as automated driving as a contribution to reducing the number of crash victims, the potential of alternative drives for climate protection in freight transport, digital solutions for everyday logistics and load securing, strategies and concepts for more sustainability on the last mile, cyber security in the office and in the vehicle, or artificial intelligence in the sector.

There were approx. 35o participants in attendance and the main themes covered included commercial vehicle technology, digitalisation and last mile.

“Future-proof freight transport remains essential for our economies and for society as a whole”, said Jann Fehlauer, Managing Director of DEKRA Automobil GmbH, at the opening of the event.

The conference underlined its position as a central platform for the transport and logistics industry.

Fehlauer said: “In view of the transformation of road haulage, it is of central importance right now that all those involved jointly set the decisive course correctly.”

Last month, SAF-Holland recently published key financial figures for the third quarter showing Group sales of €552.9 million above market expectation.

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