European Vedecom Tech company engaged in the development of self-driving cars, and the Israeli firm Karamba Security announced on Monday on cooperation in the creation of fully Autonomous cars will appear on roads of some European cities this year.
Vedecom Tech said that fully Autonomous vehicles (SAE Level 5) will be launched for commercial use in late 2017 and 2018, municipalities in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands.
System antivirus car software Karamba Carwall and Autonomous Security will protect the car from possible cyber-attacks on external communication between vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure, as well as its internal electronics.
In a statement, the companies noted, this will be the first in the industry to manufacture protected from cyber attacks, commercial vehicles.
Vedecom Tech is a commercial division of the Fund Vedecom Public Foundation, the number of participants includes well-known brands Renault, Peugeot and supplier of automotive components and spare parts Valeo.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors Karamba David barzilay (David Barzilai) told Reuters in an interview that the first vehicle created in the framework of the joint project will be deployed at Versailles. They will carry out transportation of tourists over short distances up to 7 km on a specially dedicated road lanes.
It is expected that fully self-driving vehicles will be available no earlier than 2021, but automakers are already offering many semi-Autonomous assistance systems for driving, such as the autopilot system Tesla.