GPS RF cyberattacks: a rising threat to the automotive industry 

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GPS RF cyberattacks: a rising threat to the automotive industry  

Vehicle cyber attacks are on the rise, with 295 reported cases on vehicles in 2023 alone. As cars become more connected and reliant on technology, their vulnerability to cyber-attacks, including hackers and GPS spoofing, increases.
Recent media reports have underscored GPS receivers’ vulnerability to spoofing, a threat that could significantly impact OEMs as they strive to enhance vehicle safety and expand their automated driving capabilities.
In this free webinar, Manuel Del Castillo and Ross van der Merwe present effective strategies to combat this growing and illegal threat and help build consumer confidence in hands-free driving technologies.
Key topics and takeaways:
  • Understand the impact of GPS RF cyberattacks on vehicle safety and consumer trust
  • Further your understanding of this cyber threat with striking figures from Industry Insights in association with Smart Mobility Living London
  • Gain insight into current frameworks and technological innovation
  • Learn how to implement effective strategies to tackle this emerging threat
Presentation by Manuel Del Castillo, VP Business Development.  

Manuel Del Castillo is VP at FocalPoint, leading Business Development in the Automotive, Wearables and Smartphone sectors. He holds an MBA in Business Administration, an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in the GNSS industry, having previously worked for semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom.

Ross van der Merwe, GNSS Engineer 
Dr J. Rossouw van der Merwe received his Master's in Engineering in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2016. Soon after, he relocated to Germany and completed a doctorate in GNSS spoofing detection and GNSS resilience at Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen, Germany, while working as a researcher at the Fraunhofer IIS. Since 2022, he's been in the UK working as a GNSS Engineer at Focal Point Positioning, solving modern GNSS challenges.