Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, driving OEMs to want more modular designs both for integration and for servicing. Being able to rapidly change out components may help with the vehicle servicing, but it also makes it easier for those components to be stolen and resold, creating a safety issue as these parts appear to be genuine but may not function properly.
According the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), counterfeit products are prevalent across most industries, causing damages of over US $600 billion annually. These counterfeit consumables are typically of inferior build quality, do not adhere to safety standards, diminish the overall customer experience, and can lead to damage to the host devices and OEM liability. The Rambus CryptoFirewall Consumable Protection System (CPS) is a cost-effective way to achieve extremely robust security. It does not require a separate security chip in the host device, and the technology can be customized to meet specific customer requirements for high-volume applications.