Multi-layer defense 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.

Hackers can access systems, but the risk doesn't stop there. They can even gain control of the car. To mitigate these risks, NXP delivers a comprehensive, multi-layer approach for automotive security.

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.

Our Secure Vehicle Architecture features a 4+1 layer framework that holistically protects the entire vehicle across four key systems.

Making Full Vehicle OTA Updates a Reality

Making Full Vehicle OTA Updates a Reality

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.

Smartkeys to the Future

Smartkeys to the Future

Smartkeys are purpose-built for secure transactions and deliver advanced functionality. This paper looks at how smartkeys enhance vehicle security, connectivity and personalization.

What's New

White Paper

A multi-layer vehicle security framework

We have created a secure vehicle architecture that considers 4 security layers; interfaces, gateway, network and processing.

White Paper

Secure Connected Cars for a Smarter World

The automotive industry is rapidly evolving and NXP is at the forefront of this shift, helping transform the car from a simple mode of transport to a personalized mobile information hub.


V2X Communications

Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology enables cars to communicate with their surroundings and makes driving safer and more efficient for everyone.