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Tel Aviv hosts EcoMotion week

The 11th annual conference welcomed more than 3,600 participants from more than 60 countries.

Israel’s annual world exhibition on EcoMotion, with a focus on cybersecurity.
A panel discussion during the 11th annual EcoMotion conference in Tel Aviv, on May 23, 2023. Credit: Courtesy.
Israel’s annual world exhibition on EcoMotion, with a focus on cybersecurity. A panel discussion during the 11th annual EcoMotion conference in Tel Aviv, on May 23, 2023. Credit: Courtesy.

Leaders of the global automotive industry gathered in Tel Aviv last week for Israel’s annual world exhibition on EcoMotion, with a focus on cybersecurity.

The 11th annual conference included over 3,600 participants, from more than 60 countries, with top executives from Audi, BMW, Renault and Woven by Toyota in attendance.

The conference’s main event on May 23 featured more than 100 startup exhibitions.

Speakers at the event addressed topics ranging from the future of batteries and energy storage to the field of infrastructure required for electric vehicles to risks and opportunities in automotive cyber security and new trends in mobility.

Among the issues discussed was a special plenary session on cybersecurity, featuring Sick Codes, a “white hat” hacker who has identified security weaknesses in many vehicles including, recently, John Deere agricultural vehicles.

According to Sick Codes, “It’s not a question of if, but when” massive security breaches will happen in the electric vehicle industry—whether in the cars or charging stations. “That’s why it’s so important for the manufacturers to lower the risk by partnering with people and organizations that can help them manage the risk and identify vulnerabilities.”

Sick Codes was hosted in Israel by Jerusalem-based cybersecurity startup C2A Security.

“At the end of the day, it’s about software—the companies that invest a lot in the software and the security to protect it, will win the EV race,” said C2A Security CEO Roy Fridman.

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