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Cover Story – Embedded Systems & Security

Embedded systems are per se used as edge devices, i.e. very close to the application. Under the hood, inconspicuous, but used in numerous tasks in the vehicle, from small computers to sensors and actuators. As these are often enough safety-critical or safety-relevant due to the physics of the vehicle, the point of one hundred percent functional fulfillment or immediate achievement of a safe operating state can only be fulfilled or not. This binary property, so to speak -a clear yes or no, i.e. zero or one -is therefore characteristic of the development of embedded systems. In addition to the functional aspect, the trend towards software-defined vehicles with (HPC) central computers, including the resulting interfaces and gateways, also makes security an indispensable component, even at the lowest level. An additional effort that should not be underestimated: as embedded systems are generally not developed on the target system, but ultimately have to share the HPC in a completely SW-defined vehicle, the distribution battle for the scarce resources of the central computer at the end of the development cycles of the subsystems is likely to become an issue in the future.

Cover Story – Embedded Systems & Security

Developing embedded software efficiently and in compliance with standards with rapid control prototyping

Thanks to the growing performance of embedded platforms, ever more complex functions can be implemented, but at the same time development cycles are becoming longer. This makes it all the more important to validate algorithms at an early stage and identify incorrect assumptions before series development. One solution is model-based software development in conjunction with rapid control prototyping in order to test new functional concepts and algorithms on models and on the real system itself. The article uses the example of inverter software to show how this works. Virtual IDS as a new paradigm for securing future vehicle architectures The future of modern vehicle architectures is likely to be characterized by multiple networks and domains with high bandwidth. Today’s central gateways and domain controllers will eventually be replaced by a central high-performance computing unit, while domains will be replaced by virtualized zones. The paper presents a new virtualized approach to in-vehicle cyber security that provides full Intrusion Detection System (IDS) functionality for all in-vehicle traffic (CAN and Ethernet) from a single instance. Time-triggered approach for software-defined vehicles Traditional test-based approaches and classical scheduling methods are no longer sufficient to cope with the increasing complexity of the modern software-defined vehicle. To ensure safety and reliability in a cost-effective manner, a correct-by-design approach is required that can provide guarantees and scale with increasing complexity. The paper presents such a time-driven paradigm.

Cover Story – Embedded Systems & Security

Virtual IDS as a new paradigm for securing future vehicle architectures

The future of modern vehicle architectures is likely to be characterized by multiple networks and domains with high bandwidth. Today’s central gateways and domain controllers will eventually be replaced by a central high-performance computing unit, while domains will be replaced by virtualized zones. The paper presents a new virtualized approach to in-vehicle cyber security that provides full Intrusion Detection System (IDS) functionality for all in-vehicle traffic (CAN and Ethernet) from a single instance.

Cover Story – Embedded Systems & Security

Time-triggered approach for software-defined vehicles

Traditional test-based approaches and classical scheduling methods are no longer sufficient to cope with the increasing complexity of the modern software-defined vehicle. To ensure safety and reliability in a cost-effective manner, a correct-by-design approach is required that can provide guarantees and scale with increasing complexity. The paper presents such a time-driven paradigm. (CAN and Ethernet) from a single instance.

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Bioplastics on the rise

The automotive industry is facing the major challenge of reducing its ecological footprint. In the search for innovative ways to make vehicles more environmentally friendly, manufacturers are increasingly turning to bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional petroleum-based polymers.

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The leading specialist magazine for the automotive electronics sector features new details about research and development. ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Our authors are automotive experts from the industry and science. Therefore, ATZelectronics reports feature individual research projects and the series development of vehicles and their components.

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Whether E/E architecture or functional safety, software, sensors and actuators or new methods and processes: ATZelectronics offers development engineers and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles a deep insight into focal points and interfaces of current electronic development in the automotive industry and research. Future vehicles are “computers on wheels,” which is why safety and security as well as artificial intelligence are integral parts of ATZelectronics.

 

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Dipl.-Ing. Kai Barbehön
BMW Group

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart
Roland Berger GmbH

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Thomas Form
Volkswagen AG

Dipl.-Inf. Hans-Georg Frischkorn

Dr. Martin Gall
DEE Dräxlmaier Elektrik- und Elektroniksysteme GmbH

Christoph Hartung
Etas GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hülshorst
FEV Group GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Isermann
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Stephan Lehmann
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH

Dr. Thomas Müller
Audi AG

Jörg Ohlsen
ESG Mobility

Dr.-Ing. Rainer Otterbach
dSpace GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Reif
Duale HS Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss
Universität Stuttgart

Winfried Schultalbers
IAV GmbH

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