Arilou of NNG group and Ohmio Announce Working Together to Secure Autonomous Buses


The agreement between the companies is a significant step in the adoption of cyber security solutions in the industry.


Budapest, Hungary - Ohmio Automotion Ltd (a subsidiary of the HMI Group) and Arilou Information Security Technologies Ltd., (part of NNG Group) concluded an agreement about deployment of cyber security solutions in a new generation of autonomous buses. As part of the agreement, Arilou will protect the in-vehicle network with the incorporation of their PIPS (Parallel Intrusion Prevention System) solution. Further on, NNG will also supply navigation solutions to the Ohmio autonomous buses.

Ohmio LIFT, a 20-person shuttle that can be extended to carry up to 40-person to operate on pre-determined routes without the need for a driver. It will provide services, similar to a tram, but with virtual rails, guided by a range of electronic systems.

Just imagine, how easy it is to tamper with the system in a vehicle that is not monitored by a driver or an owner – basically any passenger could access it, and launch malicious attacks. Arilou’s PIPS technology can effectively secure the vehicles both from remote attacks and from physical access attacks. As PIPS authenticating the ECUs, it can prevent such attacks, and thus give a peace of mind to the operators and the passengers as well” – explained David Wiernik, President of NNG. “This is why we are truly proud to be part of such an exciting project. Shared mobility platforms are on the rise, and we are confident that PIPS is the right solution in effectively securing their networks. This is a huge step in making everyday transport of the future secure.”

“Ohmio is very pleased to be partnering with Arilou and NNG on this very important and crucial initiative.  We all know that, apart from safety, the issue of cyber-security is paramount.  In fact, a hacked AV vehicle could lead to enormous safety issues”, said Dean Zabrieszach, CEO of Ohmio Automotion.  “We look forward to working with Arilou and NNG in placing their cyber-security module into our Ohmio Lift vehicles, so we can further demonstrate the power of our modular, open architecture platform. We are pleased to be world leaders in incorporating such a module into an AV vehicle to address this critical issue.”

Israel-based Arilou is the only cyber security company in the world with a portfolio of cyber security solutions that offers perfect results: 100% detection rate, 100% prevention and zero false positives with its PIPS Multilayered security approach. It is tested by OEMs and institutions as the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute (UMTRI). The company believes that with its holistic approach, and its multi-layered solutions, full protection of the vehicles can be a reality.



NNG is a global automotive software supplier aiming to provide the best in-car experience for all. The company focuses on delivering solutions with exceptional value for the connected navigation, cyber security, and user experience markets.

NNG is primarily known for its iGO Navigation software, with the majority of its work used in white-label products for major car companies. NNG’s navigation is currently installed on more than 70 million devices worldwide, with 44 car brands.

NNG has local presence on all continents, including offices in the US (3), Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary (2), Israel, China, India, South Africa, and Japan, ensuring highly localized solutions and aggregation of the best content available on each market.

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HMI Technologies Ltd (HMI)

Australasian based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) innovator HMI has been at the forefront of the ITS industry for over 15 years.  HMI has established a reputation for expertise in ITS and traffic management systems and equipment including variable message signs, speed activated signs, motorway signaling, modem/network based systems, sensors and integrated location services solutions.

It was based on HMI’s experience working with governments, communities and transport agencies, that the potential of autonomous vehicles and the supporting layers of infrastructure and systems became apparent. Following the release of the first fleet of proof of concept vehicles in Christchurch in 2017 and trials across NZ and Australia with other partners and technologies, HMI subsequently developed their own self driving & self-learning AV technology company - Ohmio Automotion Ltd.

Ohmio Automotion Ltd based in Auckland, New Zealand is a commercial company focused on the development and deployment of Level 4+ self drive vehicles.  Ohmio has developed what they believe to be a world-leading self-driving system.  Ohmio has deployed to date the largest amount of autonomous buses globally that are in regular operation in various countries..


Mahmood Hikmet