Renesas: Embedded virtualization technology for R-Car platform
Renesas Electronics announced its new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. The software packages implement embedded optimized virtualization technology that enables embedded systems to have -in a single system- security features that protect the car from external threats, and functional safety features that assure continued safe operation even in the event of failures.
Safety and security are key concerns for the automotive industry. At the same time, the car cockpit environment is poised to evolve to an automotive computing system that integrates multiple systems to provide a more consistent and more advanced user experience. This creates new integration challenges for OEMs and Tier 1s to achieve, in a single system, both the security and the functional safety features that were previously implemented individually in multiple systems.
To resolve these issues, Renesas offers several new software packages that enable the integration of multiple automotive systems, including systems that require security and functional safety features, in a single R-Car platform:
- Virtualization Package that allows multiple operating systems to be integrated simultaneously and for multiple different applications to operate on a single R-Car system for enhanced system integration.
- Security Package that allows the implementation of secure booting and secure updates among other functions to meet changing security requirements.
- Functional Safety Package that enables control of the safety mechanisms (hardware IPs) included in the R-Car SoC.