Modern cars connect to external networks, offering safer, more convenient and enjoyable driving experiences. But this can also leave cars vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Our Secure Vehicle Architecture features a 4+1 layer framework that holistically protects the entire vehicle across four key systems. Plus our industry-leading secure car access products provide the added physical protection.
NXP Secures Today’s Connected Cars
Each connected component has its own specific security challenges. The 4+1 framework provides the right level of protection and countermeasures to individually address the security needs for each one. This structured approach delivers multiple levels of defense, from the vehicle’s perimeter to the individual electronic control units (ECUs), eliminating vulnerabilities.
This layer protects the communications to and from vehicles, using secure elements as a tamper proof trust anchors.
A central gateway acts as a firewall between external networks and in-vehicle networks. It also plays an important role in the implementation of secure over-the-air firmware updates.
Our secure networks layer uses bus monitoring and the cryptographic capabilities of an NXP transceiver or MCU to protect the communication over the in-vehicle networks.
NXP microcontrollers with SHE and HSM modules protect software from being manipulated and supports secure software updates and data protection.
Our +1 layer provides protection against vehicle theft or unauthorized access, with additional smart features for greater user convenience.