Overview

Ford Trucks has chosen Upstream to secure its connected commercial vehicle fleet against the rising number, complexity and scale of cyber-driven risks. Ford Trucks ramps up for upcoming cybersecurity regulatory compliance, and with this collaboration, will take an important step towards achieving vehicle-type certification.

The decision to select Upstream followed a proof-of-value with Upstream in Ford Trucks’ cloud environment. Upstream’s platform is cloud-based, with no software or hardware footprint in vehicles.

  • IndustryHeavy Commercial Vehicle OEM
  • Company size14,000
  • About Ford’s only heavy commercial brand, Ford Trucks, produces a range of vehicles including tractors, construction trucks, and distribution trucks weighing over 16 tons. Currently operating in 48 markets worldwide, Ford Trucks has been among the world's leading brands for its engineering power and sub-industry in heavy commercial vehicle production.

The Challenge:

A field proven solution to ensure compliance with ability adapt to the changing threat landscape

  1. Meeting and exceeding current regulatory requirements while maintaining the flexibility to comply with any future changes or expansions in regulations.
  2. A cloud-based and cloud-agnostic solution that can support the onboarding of commercial vehicles for monitoring and detection without impacting fleet operations.
  3. Providing additional coverage for growing threats such as API security and fraud detection in order to mitigate risks and threats by leveraging existing connected vehicle data streams.

The Solution

Upstream’s Platform: cloud-based and agentless cybersecurity, with API security and fraud detection capabilities

By contextualizing vehicle data, the Upstream Platform supports global OEMs in their journey to capitalize on their data and expand data-driven use cases such as mobility purpose-built API security, fraud detection, and much more.

The Upstream Platform acts as a vehicle detection and response (V-XDR) solution, offering holistic monitoring of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, and attacks. The platform ensures compliance with UNECE R155, with unique AI-based cybersecurity detection capabilities and focus on connected vehicle data management.

The Upstream Platform is agentless and integrates smoothly with existing connected vehicle data feeds, offering quick ramp up by connecting to the OEM’s cloud environment of choice. The agentless design means all vehicles are monitored in near real-time without needing any extra software or hardware to be installed.

The Platform’s API Security solution detects and monitors risks, protecting operational APIs from attacks and vulnerabilities. With Upstream’s Fraud Detection solution, vehicles are monitored for anomalies that indicate fraud, like attempts to avoid subscription fees or manipulation of vehicles for warranty claims.

Emrah Duman Leader, Ford Trucks

Leader, Ford Trucks

The Upstream platform immediately stood out as the leading automotive cybersecurity solution based on its unique technology and maturity. Upstream will support our UNECE R155 compliance efforts, as well as secure our fleet against cybersecurity risks, protect mobility applications and services, and support innovative business models

The Result

  • Compliant detection, response, and mitigation
    The Platform’s advanced detection capabilities ensure proactive response and mitigation of known threats. Machine learning detection models identify unknown threats to tens of thousands of commercial vehicles already on the road, providing cybersecurity resilience and trust.
  • Quick time-to-value
    With a cloud-based and agentless design, the Upstream Platform quickly ingests connected vehicle data streams, including vehicle sensors and signals, mobile applications, and telematics servers, regardless of the cloud environment used.
  • Future-proof solution
    Upstream’s Platform enables the leveraging of connected vehicle data from multiple sources, including IDPS, for additional use cases beyond cybersecurity and compliance. It provides coverage against growing risks and threats like fraud and API security, all on a single platform.

Leverage Automotive Data with the Upstream Platform

The Upstream Platform’s advanced data management and anomaly detection capabilities can be
leveraged for additional use cases, providing significant value to customers and users.

  • Vehicle Quality Detect quality issues before vehicles leave the factory and during the production stage by correlating factory, DTC, OTAs and vehicle data.

  • Predictive Maintenance Utilize data to repair vehicles on time with pre-ordered parts.

  • Fleet Management Achieve operational efficiencies with data-based insights into fleet performance.

  • Actionable Insights Maximize customer satisfaction by improving customer service processes and optimize asset utilization.

  • By choosing to invest in a solution like the Upstream Platform, OEMs can leverage this robust technology stack for multiple use cases and generate significant value for their organization.
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The Result

  • Compliant detection, response, and mitigation
    The Platform’s advanced detection capabilities ensure proactive response and mitigation of known threats. Machine learning detection models identify unknown threats to tens of thousands of commercial vehicles already on the road, providing cybersecurity resilience and trust.
  • Quick time-to-value
    With a cloud-based and agentless design, the Upstream Platform quickly ingests connected vehicle data streams, including vehicle sensors and signals, mobile applications, and telematics servers, regardless of the cloud environment used.
  • Future-proof solution
    Upstream’s Platform enables the leveraging of connected vehicle data from multiple sources, including IDPS, for additional use cases beyond cybersecurity and compliance. It provides coverage against growing risks and threats like fraud and API security, all on a single platform.

Leverage Automotive Data with the Upstream Platform

The Upstream Platform’s advanced data management and anomaly detection capabilities can be
leveraged for additional use cases, providing significant value to customers and users.

  • Vehicle Quality Detect quality issues before vehicles leave the factory and during the production stage by correlating factory, DTC, OTAs and vehicle data.

  • Predictive Maintenance Utilize data to repair vehicles on time with pre-ordered parts.

  • Fleet Management Achieve operational efficiencies with data-based insights into fleet performance.

  • Actionable Insights Maximize customer satisfaction by improving customer service processes and optimize asset utilization.

  • By choosing to invest in a solution like the Upstream Platform, OEMs can leverage this robust technology stack for multiple use cases and generate significant value for their organization.