After a successful series A funding round, Tokyo-based start-up Trillium Inc is positioning itself to be the number one security solutions provider for autonomous vehicles.
Everyone from Google to Uber are expanding into self-driving vehicles, but none of them have an established security system to ward of cyber threats. The consequences could be disastrous if autonomous vehicle were left vulnerable to hackers; anyone, anywhere could take control of your vehicle.
That’s where Trillium steps in.
The company designs and creates custom, multi-layer adaptive cyber-security systems, focused in the near-term on automotive needs, but which are also applicable to other connected devices.
"With funding now in place, we are set to move quickly to market with a robust and urgently needed solution," said David Uze, Trillium's CEO in a statement.
"Hundreds of articles on autonomous driving appear in the media every day, but almost none mention the elephant in the room: automakers do not yet have a reliable defense against cyber-threats. Period. One serious hack could immediately halt progress in automated driving. But we have the remedy," he claims.
Their latest funding round will help will help Trillium accelerate the development and deployment of its automotive connected cyber-security platforms: 'SecureCAR' and 'SecureIoT' and expand in-vehicle implementation and testing of cyber-security retrofits on current-model connected vehicles.
The funds will also serve the expansion of business operations in the Silicon Valley while establishing a satellite penetration testing and engineering hub in Michigan, USA.