Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Cybersecurity

Homeland Panel Examines Cyber Threats to Surface Transportation

March 1, 2019 – On February 26, the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing to look at ways to secure the U.S. surface transportation system from cyber attacks, including potential threats posted by Chinese manufacture of rail cars.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on securing the U.S. surface transportation system from cyber attacks (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 3, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on “Innovation in Surface Transportation” (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Are AV Manufacturers Prepared for Cyber Attacks?

As technology becomes increasingly coupled with personal and commercial vehicles, cyber security concerns have increased among the general public, OEMs, and policy makers.  On July 24th, The Wilson Center brought together experts in the field for a panel on Security and The Connected Vehicle, which covered connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) cyber security. The event highlighted the lack of preparedness of the auto industry to protect against cyber attacks, the inevitable insecurity of AV technology, and the importance of maintaining focus on this critical element of new mobility options.

FHWA, FTA, MARAD Defend FY19 Budget Request

April 27, 2018 – The heads (or acting heads) of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Maritime Administration defended their agency’s fiscal 2019 budget requests before the House Appropriations Committee yesterday.

Shuster Files Revisions to FAA Bill

April 23, 2018 – 9:05 p.m. – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) filed a package of changes to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) in the form of a “manager’s amendment” at the House Rules Committee.

Senate Homeland Security Authorization Markup Postponed

March 2, 2018 – On February 28. the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs formally took up the House-passed Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2825), but because of the memorial service for Rev. Billy Graham over in the Capitol, immediately postponed consideration of the bill for a week so members could have time to work through the dozens of amendments that had been filed to the bill. The markup will resume March 7 at 10 a.m.

Understanding NHTSA’s Voluntary Approach to Automated Vehicles

February 2, 2018 – Autonomous vehicles present an entirely new challenge for automotive regulations, which are typically prescriptive in nature. AV developers must incorporate a wide variety of sensors, computer systems, software, and communications technologies in their vehicles – and each of them tend to take a vastly different approach to enhancing the safety of their systems. And it is still unclear what the best method of ensuring safety is, since AV technology is not yet mature.

Senate Commerce Convenes Field Hearing at Washington Auto Show

January 26, 2018 – On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington Auto Show to discuss emerging technologies in the automotive industry, with a particular focus on automated vehicles (AVs).

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