Privacy Policy

SECREDAS Privacy Statement

Data protection has a high priority for the SECREDAS project consortium (“We”, “Us”, “Our”). We respect your privacy. Therefore we would like to share with you transparent information about how we collect, store and process your personal data.

Responsible for Data Protection

NXP Semiconductors BV, High Tech Campus 60, 5656 AG Eindhoven, operates this website on behalf of the SECREDAS consortium and is jointly together with the partners within SECREDAS CONSORTIUM controllers of this website and any anonymized recording that may be shown below.

Purpose description

The website aims to provide a transparent and complete overview of the research activities that are jointly carried out by the SECREDAS consortium partners. This research takes place at multiple locations across the EU and in the UK. The information presented on this website refers to activities by the consortium during the lifetime of the project and contains a list of public deliverables, activities and publications. In addition, on the website or in the deliverables there will be references to the research that has been carried out by the participating organisations and possibly also referrals to persons directly connected to such a deliverable. In joining the consortium, all partner organisations – after internal checks for which they themselves are responsible – have given consent that such data may appear on the SECREDAS website.

Part of the project concerns live demonstrations of project results. In the context of SECREDAS, such demonstrations may take place on public roads which – to all intents and purposes – have temporarily been closed to the public in accordance with local permits that were acquired prior to each demonstration. During such demonstrations, data is taken on clearly marked SECREDAS research objects. Furthermore, to be able to analyse the data in detail and also to use the demonstration for dissemination & exploitation purposes, such demonstrations on the functioning of the SECREDAS research objects may be recorded.

Recorded data

Any recordings shown on this website, only present what the cameras and sensors of the participating SECREDAS partners in that demonstration were able to record in a public space, such as a road, on that day (or days in case of longer permitted demonstrations). Locations where recordings for the purpose of a demonstration have taken take place, were always appropriately and clearly marked and – where possible – deviations were signposted to allow individuals an alternative route. In all cases, official approval and permits by the responsible public authority were obtained before the demonstration took place. Any SECREDAS research object is/was also clearly marked with signs that indicate that it is a research object and also a link to a website where more information about the SECREDAS project, the individual demonstration and/or any demonstration recording can be found. As in some cases only part of the public space was used for the demonstration, it is possible that users of the remaining public space were – unintentionally – included in some of the recorded data and/or the recording. We emphasize that the SECREDAS consortium partners have no interest in that data and will not use it for any purpose. Where it concerns research data, any identifiable data is fully anonymised before use and the raw data deleted immediately thereafter. Please note that any such data is only processed in systems that are located in the European Economic Area. Data that is not directly relevant for the research is immediately deleted by the SECREDAS partner that is responsible for the data recording.

Where it concerns (video) recordings for dissemination or exploitation purposes, the partners that are responsible for the demonstration (and any third party responsible for the production of such a video) use face and license plate blurring technology to ensure that no personally identifiable features can be recognised. The raw footage will be deleted as soon as the anonymisation process has been completed. Only anonymised video recordings are allowed on the SECREDAS website. However, in the unlikely case  that you still recognise your face or license plate and do not consent to it,  or if you have any questions, please contact the SECREDAS project coordinator. Contact details are set out below.

Some of the data or video recordings are not anonymized; these individuals were/are part of the SECREDAS project and have explicitly given consent. If you provided consent to be part of the recording and you now wish to withdrawal your consent, please contact us. Please bear in mind that withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal. NXP will make sure that for future use the recording is appropriately anonymized by masking or with other means.


For questions regarding the project, anonymization or withdrawal consent please reach out to SECREDAS project coordinator :

NXP has also appointed a Data Protection Officer, if you wish to raise any concern or complaints, please reach out by e-mail:

WORKSHOP 5: SECREDAS contribution to International/European standardization

In this workshop we will discuss safety, cybersecurity and privacy issues related to the automotive and connected autonomous vehicle sector, as well as in Health and Railways. The SECREDAS partners have been active in various standardization committees and working groups in ISO, IEC and ETSI, but also in related standardization work of IEEE and others. Topics relevant to the SECREDAS project included generic safety, cybersecurity standards, domain-specific standards and new upcoming ones concerning smart mobility (c-ITS, AI and functional safety, Connected and ExVe (Extended Vehicle) safety, Safety of automated driving systems), guidelines for personal data management and also ethical aspects of connected and automated driving or of any other highly automated system using AI technology. The workshop will provide an overview of the work and contributions of SECREDAS partners and future aspects to be taken up beyond the SECREDAS project.

Workshop moderator: Erwin Schoitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

WORKSHOP 3: Towards a common reference in safety/security/privacy systems

Workshop 3 will discuss how the SECREDAS partners have been able to create a common reference in Risk Analysis and Architecture to satisfy the Automotive ecosystem needs for simultaneous and integrated safety, security and privacy design. Our approach has been based on building on shared best practices and addresses many technical issues identified by multiple stakeholders and companies.

Workshop moderator: Jean-Loup Dépinay, IDEMIA

WORKSHOP 1: Lower TRL technologies developed by SECREDAS for autonomous driving

a) In-vehicle networking components: In this workshop we will showcase the demonstrator for a particular SECREDAS use-case that will “Keep car secure” for the whole vehicle product lifetime. The demonstrator that we created, shows how a rogue command from a safety critical device is blocked. We will also highlight which specific technologies are exploited for a secure firmware-over-the-air update of electronic modules in a vehicle. We will then explain how developed components have been integrated to show the update of the transmission pass list from a selected secure CAN transceiver in response to a field attack.

Workshop moderator: Armand Stuivenwold, NXP Semiconductors

b) Radar 5G and Lidar approaches: In this talk, we first consider a communicating radar system, referred to as a RadCom system, that overcomes the drawbacks of existing radar techniques, while using the same system for inter vehicular communication. In this context we compare conventional orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with universal filtered multicarrier (UFMC), a new 5G waveform candidate, as a suitable RadCom waveform that offers a good trade-off between performance and complexity. Then we also propose multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) as a multiple-access (MA) technique that can offer great performance in terms of multiuser detection and power efficiency. Finally, we study how UFMC f ilter length and MC-CDMA spreading sequences can impact overall performance on both radar and communication separately under a multipath channel.

In other complementary studies, we also explore key algorithmic blocks that could allow multi-carrier mmWave communicating systems to localize multiple vehicles and passive obstacles over V2I links, thus enabling extended and synergetic RadComLoc capabiliies. These features concern e.g., joint beams optimization and resource allocation, the fast estimation of sparse mmWave multipath parameters or simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms.

Workshop moderator: Sylvie Mayrargue - CEA-LETI

c) Sensing technologies and methods to monitor personal health and driver performance:The driver’s role in autonomous vehicles remains essential as they must take control in case of emergency or system failures. The vehicle’s cockpit will be equipped with systems to monitor the driver’s drowsiness, alertness, stress and distraction. Such systems will rely on continuously measuring the driver’s physiological parameters, including heartbeat, respiration and sweat, as well as the driver’s behaviour and responses. We will discuss different technologies developed in SECREDAS to sense such physiological parameters and to extract information on the driver’s suitability to take control of the vehicle at any time.

Workshop moderator: Miguel Glassee – IMEC Belgium

WORKSHOP 6: Societal, human, legal aspects of C-ITS solutions

In this workshop we share the most striking results we obtained from surveying the technology providers and broader stakeholder groups on aspects related to human factors, the wider possible societal implications, and conceivable legal connections. You will also have an opportunity to provide further feedback and comments.

Workshop moderator: Sven Maerivoet, Transport & Mobility Leuven

WORKSHOP - Presentation of SECREDAS integrated DEMO results

The SECREDAS partners are proud to present the findings of their technology integration efforts and the live demonstrations that were carried out to validate that we are able to avoid or mitigate a range of security, safety and privacy threats that might otherwise occur when using automated vehicles. We will show how our technologies contribute to higher consumer trust levels in future generations of automated vehicles. All demonstrated technology components and integrated systems during the presentation are also shown and demonstrated in the symposium section of the conference.

The following SECREDAS three integrated technology Demonstrators will be presented:

Demonstration I focusses on six different external threat scenario’s which occupants of automated vehicles might encounter. All mitigation actions shown in the workshop demonstrate how we ensure safe and cyber secure V2X communication to protect the safety of all nearby road users, not just the vehicle under attack. Five threat scenarios were demonstrated on a public intersection directly next to the Helmond Automotive Campus; the final scenario was tested and validated at a dedicated test roundabout in Modena.

Demonstration II  targets the safe handling of a situation in which the driver is unfit to take over the control of a semi-autonomous vehicle. The demonstration, including several sub-scenario’s took place at the CSIC testing premises in Madrid.

Demonstration III addresses the issue of secure car sharing. The focus has been to mitigate threats and challenges related to secure authentication and authorization during reservation of a shared vehicle. The actual live demonstration took place at IMA premises in Prague.

Demonstration IV focuses on rail-domain specific secure computing environment aiming for very high safety levels (SIL4). The presented solution takes advantage of virtualization, COTS hardware and cloud technologies to reduce total costs associated with the safety-critical components and solutions.

Demonstration V shows how validation of selected security and safety related scenarios can be performed without risks and costs related to use of cars and public road infrastructure - taking advantage of drones. Presented is the Drone Scenario Builder replication capability of selected scenarios from Demonstration I and use of Drone Security and Privacy Framework to address security and privacy issues related to V2X communications and WAN connectivity. The actual live demonstration is planned to be shown during the conference on a remote location.

WORKSHOP 4: Connected and cooperative mobility based on C-ITS standards

The deployment of connected and cooperative services (services based on the exchange of data between vehicles and their surrounding environment and the cloud) is taking momentum following the European initiatives in piloting the deployment of Cooperative ITS services (C-Roads, InterCor based on CEN, ISO and ETSI standards, mass deployment by Volkswagen and road operators). In this workshop, we are going to discuss how SECREDAS followed this trend in addressing the security issues related to vehicle connectivity, both for cloud-based communications, V2X localized communications between vehicles and the roadside infrastructure and IoT devices integration. We will discuss the contributions of SECREDAS in terms of analysis, prototyping, proof of concept, integration, demonstrations and standardization.

WORKSHOP 2: Outcomes on scenarios and use cases relevant to other EU pilot projects

In Secredas several user scenarios were developed that cover the crossroads of security, safety and privacy protection. A recap of the 4 automotive scenarios, health scenario, and rail scenario will be given, and the chosen approach to work with these scenarios will be compared to the approaches in other EU projects. Lessons learned from the comparison will be presented in the second part of the workshop. Since 2018, each year an Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) -  Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) sets the strategic priorities and technical pathways to enable European industry to become stronger and more competitive. The ECS-SRA acts as a tool to realise an industry-driven, long-term vision of the ECS ecosystem, as well as to match the allocation of programs and resources to different technology challenges. In the final part of the workshop, a reflection of Secredas to the 2018-2021 SRAs will be made.