OVERSEE's expected impact can be defined as developing an Open VEhiculaR SEcurE platform for innovative automotive applications with "significant improvements in safety, security and comfort of transport". On longer term OVERSEE will contribute to the worldwide effort for "significant improvements in energy efficiency and emissions reduction" by the reduction of the amount of ECUs in vehicles and hence the reduction of vehicle weight.

OVERSEE's research will be concentrated on improving security and dependability of Intelligent Vehicle Systems by developing an execution platform for protected simultaneous execution of multiple applications. Additionally this will offer the potential for favourable prices of innovative automotive applications and therefore the expansion to new emerging markets.