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Job title:  Thesis - Automotive Security - Security of wireless interfaces of connected vehicles

Posting Date:  Nov 4, 2022
Company:  AVL List GmbH

Graz, AT, 8020

Job ID:  26881

AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines and their integration into the vehicle.

We offer a thesis with the topic of

Thesis - Automotive Security - Security of wireless interfaces of connected vehicles

Master Thesis

Connected vehicles are the driving force of many mobility innovations for improved efficiency, comfort and safety. As vehicles become more and more connected, the connectivity also poses significant cyber security challenges. Common wireless links of a connected vehicle include cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC communication. These communication interfaces become the entry point of a cyberattack.





  • Identify vulnerabilities and threat modeling of vehicle wireless interfaces
  • Build connections to vehicle wireless interfaces using software define radio and wireless card in a lab environment
  • Security analysis of wireless communication stacks of telematics and head unit
  • Proof-of-concept implementation and demonstration




  •  Experiences in embedded systems
  •  Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  •  Strong programming skill in Python, C




  •  Informatics/Computer Science


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR €2.600,00 before tax.

According to the Austrian Employment of Foreign Nationals Act it is unfortunately not possible to assign graduate work to third-country citizens (Non-EU citizens) who study at a university abroad


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