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UK Automotive Cyber Security Mission to Tokyo
15 January 2019-18 January 2019
UltraSoC CTO Gajinder Panesar is looking forward to attending the UK Automotive Cyber Security Mission to Tokyo which has been arranged by the Department for International Trade, and will take place from 15-18 January 2019.
The Japanese cyber security market is growing and was worth £6.6 billion in 2017. There is strong Japanese government interest in developing cyber security, supported by an increasing budget driven in part by the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Japanese automotive industry is world-renowned and continues to drive innovation as cars transition from mechanical devices to sophisticated four-wheeled computers. There are plans to test driverless cars on public roads in this fiscal year, with the aim of a self-driving car service for the 2020 Olympics and commercial launch of the system by 2022.
Tier 1 Original Equipment Manufacturers and their major suppliers in Japan have their own cyber security divisions. The cyber security industry in Japan remains dominated by major service level providers whose specialism is operational support, and there is an absence of local start-ups in this field. Much of Japanese industry still see cyber security measures as a cost, rather than risk management, though this perception is slowly changing. An established route to market for UK companies is to work with the cyber security divisions of OEMs or with automotive-focused major service level providers.
DIT will run an automotive-focused cyber mission to Japan to coincide with Automotive World Tokyo (16-18 January 2019), the world’s largest exhibition for advanced automotive technologies including connected cars and autonomous driving. This will be an opportunity for UK companies to learn about the market and meet stakeholders to take your business forward in Japan.