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ST Microelectronics and Sysgo have cooperated to demonstrate secure telematics solutions for the automotive market at CES 2020 in Las Vegas from January 7 to January 10 2020.

(Source: ST Microelectronics)

The jointly developed Automotive Secure Gateway is based on ST's Telemaco3P system-on-chip (SoC), a specialized automotive processor for secure telematics and connectivity, and Sysgo`s PikeOS hypervisor-based RTOS, which brings avionics-grade safety and security to the automotive market.

The Telemaco3P platform provides a solution for ensuring a secure connection between the vehicle and the cloud. Its asymmetric multi-core architecture is built upon application processors as well as an independent CAN control subsystem with power management. Its ISO 26262 silicon design, embedded Hardware Security Module, and automotive-grade qualification up to +105 °C ambient temperature enable developers to implement a range of telematics applications supporting high-throughput wireless connectivity and over-the-air firmware upgrades.

PikeOS extends the concept of telematics by encapsulating all communications channels and all applications in individual partitions, using a positive-security concept. This concept means that individual partitions cannot communicate with each other unless explicitly allowed and configured by the developer. The strict separation on the kernel level ensures that any malfunction or malicious attack will not impact the software running in partitions other than the one originally affected. PikeOS is currently the only RTOS/hypervisor certified to Common Criteria (EAL 3+). It has been used in a range of critical safety and security applications in the avionics, railway, and automotive industries.

The Automotive Secure Gateway implements a security concept including a virtualized firewall, an Intrusion Detection System (IDS), boot capabilities, and a over-the-air update process. It supports cloud communications via LTE, as well as secured Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and CAN connectivity within the car. At CES 2020, ST and Sysgo will demonstrate how the Automotive Secure Gateway can detect and effectively mitigate over-the-air attacks.

“Secure telematics are a main building block of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and security certification will become a major issue for OEMs and suppliers alike," said Luca Rodeschini, General Manager Automotive and Discrete Group Strategy and Automotive Processors Division at ST Microelectronics. "In addition to their technology, Sysgo has a tremendous certification expertise, and we are glad to work with them to achieve the next step towards certifiable automotive solutions."

The Automotive Secure Gateway will be demonstrated on the Automotive Grade Linux showcase in the Smart City exhibition (Westgate Booth 1815) and in Sysgo’s hospitality suite in the Westgate Hotel (floor 18, suite 1830).


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