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This pocket guide supports R&D departments in the structured development of automotive electronics for connected vehicles. To this end, it provides a quick overview of legal requirements such as UNECE and conveys basic knowledge of international standards such as ISO/SAE 21434.
A state-of-the-art car provides access to numerous digital services. But connectivity also paves the way for potential attacks. Maybe not today, but tomorrow: Over time, more effective hacking tools will be available on the darknet. That means cybersecurity has an expiration date. As hackers' capabilities increase, a car manufacturer will need to invest in cybersecurity controls for as long as a car is allowed on the road. There is no such thing as a safe state, and so developments must continue throughout the years.
During all the years that the vehicles in a fleet are on the road, engineers have to ensure that they are safe and secure. Therefore, they must be provided with patches and updates.
This management system must include
In practice, updatability requires a lot of preparatory work to make it run as smoothly as possible.
This first involves disciplined engineering
Second, it takes a vehicle E/E architecture and a cybersecurity concept, i.e., allocating cybersecurity controls to that architecture or other engineering touch points.
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