Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 63 | Page 20


BAE Systems partners with Home Office to help identify national security risks at the UK border

known as ‘ Cerberus ’, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence will enable Border Force and related agencies to streamline and augment the process of real-time threat detection and intervention . The capabilities will also enable the government to securely connect and analyse data over a longer period to gain a better understanding of the bigger picture and macro trends , helping to inform longer-term strategy . This will bolster the government ’ s vision of creating efficient and secure experiences for visitors and traders crossing the border .

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is partnering with the Home Office to develop data analysis technology that will help protect the UK ’ s border and simplify processes for traders and travellers .

The three-year contract , worth £ 38 million , will enable Border Force and related agencies to manage , in real-time , the vast amounts of data relating to the 300 million passenger journeys and 385 million tonnes of freight that enter the UK every year . The amount of information held across the Home Office , wider government and industry is increasing rapidly and understanding these large datasets quickly is critical for identifying risks to national security .
Through the development of advanced risk analytics services with the Home Office , also
Dominic Gallard , Director of Home Office Intelligence , said : “ Technology sits at the heart of operations at the UK border . Our partnership with BAE Systems enables a more data-driven approach and provides our teams with high-quality information to support operational decisions . This helps us keep the UK safe by identifying highthreat movements of goods and people and interdicting them .”

Stellantis partners with GlobalLogic to open a software facility in Poland

GlobalLogic , a Hitachi Group Company and digital engineering leader , has confirmed it is establishing a new automotivecentric software facility in Poland as part of its continued efforts to enable car manufacturers worldwide to develop software- defined vehicles ( SDVs ).

The initiative was prompted by its ongoing collaboration with Stellantis as the global automaker and mobility provider advances its platform for SDVs . The companies ’ new partnership phase enables Stellantis to maximise its ability to evolve and deliver customisable open automotive platforms .
According to a recent report from Goldman Sachs , SDVs will determine who has the competitive edge in the auto industry . Next-generation vehicles rely on software to decrease hardware dependencies in ways that better the whole consumer experience , from driving to maintenance .
Stellantis , a leading global automaker and mobility provider , is deploying next-generation technology platforms that build on existing connected vehicle capabilities to transform how customers interact with their vehicles . This transformation will move Stellantis ’ vehicles to an open software-defined platform that seamlessly integrates with customers ’ digital lives and greatly expands the options customers have , to add innovative features and services via regular over-the-air ( OTA ) updates keeping vehicles updated years after they have been built .
“ As newer digital technologies become available , the infrastructure around and inside our cars should adapt to meet driver expectations ,” said Tara Vatcher , Senior Vice President , Software Architecture and Development , Stellantis . “ Therefore , it ’ s important to us that we work with an engineering partner that is dialled into the cutting edge of what ’ s possible with automotive solutions .” p
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