Faurecia invests in Cybersecurity for the connected car

Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies has announced an investment in GuardKnox, an Israeli automotive cybersecurity provider, to reinforce data security in the connected car and for new user experiences.

Based in Israel, GuardKnox provides comprehensive cyber defense (hardware and software) for connected and autonomous vehicles. GuardKnox technology will enable Faurecia to propose complete end-to-end solutions integrated into the car vehicle, securing the software, data and cloud connectivity.

Uri Pachter, Managing director of Faurecia Security Technologies declared: “The Israeli ecosystem is leading the innovation and the development of solutions in cybersecurity for the automotive market. Therefore, we are very pleased to invest in GuardKnox, a world-leading automotive cybersecurity startup.

Identified through our Tel Aviv technology platform, we strongly believe GuardKnox is the best partner to provide us a competitive advantage in securing user experiences in the Cockpit of the Future.”

Moshe Shlisel, CEO of GuardKnox added: “We are very proud to have a leading automotive technology company as a strategic investor. Faurecia’s confidence in our cybersecurity solutions validates our vision to have every vehicle equipped with the most advanced and comprehensive cyber protection assets.

This investment enables GuardKnox to continue its growth, expansion and Industry leadership position. We continue to build a global company driven by our shared vision with Faurecia to provide vehicle solutions for a safer and more secure future.”

This investment in GuardKnox is made by Faurecia Ventures, which advances Faurecia’s innovation strategy by identifying, incubating and investing in start-ups with relevant technologies for Sustainable Mobility and the Cockpit of the Future.