Fleckner + Simon UPDATE

Automotive Security


Autonomous cars are an increasingly hot topic in the media; manufacturers are planning to introduce them incrementally. This results in raised demands on both  "safety" and "security", the latter of which has evolved from specialised subjects (e.g. for immobilisers) to areas that apply to most electronic control units.

For many years now, F+S have been working in security related projects and gaining experience on how to defend against specific threats in the automotive field. As the proverbial chain is only as strong as its weakest link security can only be adequate if all parts are at their highest quality.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want us to help you master your growing security challenges with our experienced SW-engineers, designers, testers, and consultants.

Autonomous driving: our talk at the TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hochberger, TU Darmstadt (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology), had invited us to give a talk during the "2016 Industrial Colloquium on Data Technology".


We picked an especially interesting subject for the event: “Autonomous driving: dream or nightmare? Safety + security in cars is possible!” The talk was given on 12/07/2016 by our managing director Josef Horstkötter.

The talk focused on the question of how to handle the software risks of autonomous cars through professional development activities. This involves two aspects: safety of internal systems and security against external manipulations.

Attendance was good and the audience listened with interest. The talk was followed by a long, lively discussion. Of course, the accident involving a Tesla and the security problem at BMW were also mentioned. This also shows the topicality of this issue.

We would like to thank those who attended for their lively participation!

The handout from the talk is available (only in German) for download here:

“Autonomous driving: dream or nightmare? Safety + security in cars is possible!”

André Zeh to head Assessor Support at intacs

In April 2016 André Zeh will take over the position as head of intacs Working Group Assessor Support from Dr. Joachim Fleckner. Mr. Zeh worked together with Mr. Fleckner for many years and is therefore optimally prepared for the diverse challenges of this position.

As a certified Principal Assessor and Managing Director of F+S GmbH André Zeh is well-known in the SPICE Community.

Mr. Fleckner was head of the team for four years and will attend to other matters in the future. He thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the Gate4SPICE events and hopes that Mr. Zeh will receive the same outstanding support from the community, which makes this job so interesting.