Secure Vehicle Architecture

NXP SECURE VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE
MULTI-LAYER DEFENSES FOR CONNECTED CARS

Modern cars connect to external networks, offering safer, more convenient and enjoyable driving experiences. But this can also leave cars vulnerable to cyberattacks.

HOW WE’RE A PART OF IT

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.

SECURE INTERFACES

This layer protects the communications to and from vehicles, using secure elements as a tamper proof trust anchors.

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SECURE GATEWAY

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.

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SECURE NETWORKS

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.

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SECURE PROCESSORS

NXP microcontrollers with SHE and HSM modules protect software from being manipulated and supports secure software updates and data protection.

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SECURE CAR ACCESS

Our +1 layer provides protection against vehicle theft or unauthorized access, with additional smart features for greater user convenience.

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