Functional Safety and Cyber Security Considerations in Tomorrow’s Automotive Software Architectures
Local Product Line Manager Embedded Software, Vector GB Ltd
The modern-day car is probably undergoing the most accelerated evolution in its 130-year history. Many of the different vehicle E&E systems are becoming more “connected”, increasing the potential number of attack surfaces. Furthermore, with the rapid development of Driver-Assistance (or even Autonomous) features, even more electronic control of the vehicle systems is possible.
When we look at the embedded software in particular; the quantity and complexity of the code driving these features is growing exponentially. The combination of all these factors brings a marked increase in the functional safety considerations, as well as the associated security risks.
This presentation will explain how the latest AUTOSAR security mechanisms are adapting to meet today’s rapidly evolving needs and how state-of-the-art ECU projects are deploying AUTOSAR “Secure On-board Communication” (SecOC). We will also take a glimpse into the future Adaptive AUTOSAR technology and how the software functional safety mechanisms have to move from “fail-safe” to “fail-operational” to enable the autonomous driving features of tomorrow.