NTU Joins Force with Desay SV to Develop Cyber Security Solutions for Automotive Sector

Thu. Mar. 29 2018

Today, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner leading automotive electronics developer Desay SV Automotive (Desay SV) to develop innovative solutions for mitigating cyber security threats faced by the automotive industry.


The MoU was signed by Prof. Thambipillai Srikanthan, Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research Centre @ NTU (CYSREN), and Mr. Azmoon Ahmad, Senior Vice-President and Member of the Executive Management of Desay SV, at the CyberTech Asia Conference 2018.

With increased connectivity and innovation involved in the development of autonomous vehicles, the risk of cyberattacks also rises.

The partnership aims to develop new technologies to make automotive electronics, such as in-vehicle infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, more secure.

NTU Vice President (Research) Prof. Lam Khin Yong said, “With the ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies on the NTU Smart Campus, we already have a good idea of how it will change our lives in the near future. The growth of autonomous vehicles is set to have a significant impact in the way we travel. But this will also bring new challenges and demands.”

“That is why this collaboration with Desay SV is very timely, building on NTU’s deep expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security and smart transportation to develop innovative cyber secure capabilities for the automotive industry,” Prof Lam added.

According to Desay SV’s Chairman Tan Choon Lim, the company is focused in ensuring its future by investing in the R&D of new and upcoming technologies. “We are aware that we cannot do all by ourselves. Desay SV is ready to open and explore opportunities outside and beyond China. And that is also the secondary reason why we are here today, to forge and explore possibilities to cooperate, collaborate and partner with technology players and institutions,” Mr. Tan said.

Desay SV Exhibited at Cybertech Asia


At the CyberTech Asia 2018 conference, Desay SV showed its latest technologies and products including in-vehicle infotainment systems, internet of vehicles solutions, ADAS and its 12.3 inch virtual instrument cluster, etc. Among these, Desay SV’s internet of vehicle solutions which support FOTA (Firmware Over-the-Air) received particularly high levels of attention.


On the afternoon of the conference, Desay SV Chairman Mr. Tan Choon Lim delivered a speech discussing the “Cyber Security of Intelligent Connected Vehicles.” Chairman Tan noted that Desay SV will increase its investments in the cyber security of intelligent connected vehicles, and will join together with auto makers, research institutes, top-level universities, security companies, and other organizations to ensure the sustainable development of the industry.