Providing Security & Safety for the Connected Car

Connected cars make our lives easier by integrating the functionality of the mobile world with our favorite mode of transport. The increase in complexity and connectivity does come with an increased risk. Like all connected devices, they are vulnerable to hacking and other attacks. The CryptoManager platform and other Rambus technology are here to provide protection, safety and comfort, allowing us to use our connected cars worry free.

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Secure OTA Communications

One of the major benefits of a connected car is the ability to do in-field Over The Air (OTA) software and firmware updates, which minimizes the need for recalls and trips to the dealership for updates. The CryptoManager platform provides a hardware root-of-trust embedded in the vehicle enabling automakers and car owners to verify that the OTA update is authentic. Additionally, the system utilizes personalized keys that are unique to each vehicle to further ensure the integrity of the communication between the cloud and the vehicle.

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Easy Security Implementation

The CryptoManager platform is comprised of a tightly integrated security ecosystem that enables simple and rapid integration into new and existing systems. The Security Engine can be embedded in the automotive chipset, or implemented as firmware running in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to provide robust endpoint security, while the secure cloud-based Infrastructure manages the in-field provisioning and management of keys from chip-to-cloud-to-car to enable OEMs to delivers Feature-as-a-Service (FaaS) on the road.

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Cost Savings

By embedding the CryptoManager Security Engine in the automotive chipset, it provides both a robust security platform with side-channel attack resistance and cost savings during the design and manufacture, as no additional hardware or manufacturing steps are required to enable the security features.  In addition to the CryptoManager platform, Rambus has a variety of product offerings that enable OEMs and Tier One suppliers to provide better solutions to their customers.

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Secure OTA Updates with Movimento

Rambus and Movimento, the leader in automotive OTA software updates and lifecycle management, have partnered to deliver secure, convenient, and personalized critical OTA vehicle updates.

The CryptoManager platform adds an important layer of security to the Movimento OTA solution. Vehicle updates provided by the combined Movimento and Rambus solution offers one-time, single-use keys that are unique to each vehicle, minimizing vulnerabilities and maximizing security. As part of the collaboration, Movimento’s OTA technology utilizes the Rambus CryptoManager platform, enabling in-field provisioning of encrypted keys generated for each vehicle and allowing for secure communication between a vehicle and the cloud. To see a demonstration of how Movimento and Rambus are delivering secure OTA updates, click here.

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Original Equipment Verification

OEMs and customers alike want to be able to make sure that they are receiving OEM qualified parts during service and repair, but verifying those parts can be difficult. The Rambus CryptoFirewall Verifier Core has been successfully integrated in a variety of products to prevent product counterfeiting. Utilizing the Verifier Core allows the OEM to establish that authentic products are used on their platforms, ensuring the safety and reliability of the vehicle. To learn more about how our CryptoFirewall solution securely authenticates vehicle equipment, please click here.

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Safety and Comfort

The Rambus Lensless Smart Sensor utilizes a novel technology in the place of an imaging lens that allows for imagery to be created in a form factor previously unattainable. This allows for the imagers, whether visible or thermal, to be used in an unobtrusive fashion for in-cabin applications, such as passenger detection, smart air bag deployment, and climate control. The tiny form factor and wide field of view allow for dramatic cost savings through the smaller optics and sensors, while outperforming existing technologies.

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Hardware Security Modules with CryptoManager

With the rapid growth of connected cars and services, OEMs and Tier One’s need to secure their vehicles to prevent access by unauthorized groups via V2X or OTA updates. The Rambus CryptoManager platform provides a proven automotive-grade Hardware Security Module (HSM) that exceeds the EVITA, SHE and TPM standards, enabling the highest level of vehicle security available for wireless automotive communications.

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