The gateway and In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) connect the different domains in the vehicle. The gateway serves as a central hub, connecting while offering isolation between the different networks. It filters which nodes can legitimately communicate with other nodes and the external networks in the connectivity domain to offer security to the connected car.
The gateway is capable of processing large amounts of data required for the autonomous and connected car and converting different automotive communication protocols. It is capable of securely enabling software over-the-air updates for the electronic control units to enable new features that improve the driver and passenger experience.