Traffic Data Cyber-Security Works… For Now
Russian company Quanttelecom is developing a quantum communication technology for protection of transport-related data against man-in-the-middle attacks.
So far, the developer has made three real-world implementations in the national road transport system, including 500, 125 and 50 miles fiber-optic lines. As quantum technologies advance at pace, more companies are thinking how to apply them to the challenges facing road transport. In 2018 , we published a piece on the quantum computing partnership between VW and D-Wave aimed at solving complex tasks of traffic optimization.
Using quantum physics for data transit is a different story. While quantum computers are super-fast, state-of-the-art quantum communication lines are, on the contrary, extremely slow (or, more precisely, narrowband). Yet their ultimate advantage is theoretically absolute protection against eavesdropping.