Fully autonomous driving vehicles are expected to be on our roads in just a few years. The networking required for this requires a new dimension of digital protection.
With the imminent evolution of road transport towards fully autonomous vehicles, cars are increasingly evolving from a means of transport to a personalized information hub. As entertainment options and security systems in a motor vehicle become more numerous and connected to the driving environment, the requirements for fast processing of the growing amounts of data also increase. But all-round radar detection, permanent V2X communication, premium infotainment, ADAS and Co. not only increase the data volume. In parallel to the increased performance requirements, the permanent networking of many different components with each other and with the traffic infrastructure simultaneously makes the protection of the entire vehicle IT against cyber attacks increasingly important.
The enormous amount of data to be processed in autonomous driving vehicles in the future requires not only extensive integration of all systems, but also new security concepts to protect against malfunctions but also to defend against cyber attacks. NXP has developed a high-performance broadband network that replaces all previous network protocols in the vehicle and defines the future standard as Automotive Ethernet.