VDA Position
    The announced European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS), in conjunction with the anticipated NIS-2 regulation, poses significant challenges for the German automotive industry. On one hand, stringent sovereignty requirements imposed on cloud operators could potentially restrict the use of leading solutions from major US hyperscalers. Since European alternatives currently do not meet the requirements of the German automotive industry, this would lead to a massive limitation in both the range and the availability of cloud services. On the other hand, differences in implementation by member states would result in significant efficiency losses in typically cross-border business processes and in the operation of connected vehicles across borders. Therefore, the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) demands a harmonized EU-wide regulation without sovereignty requirements for the automotive industry.