Partnership to deliver secure connected commercial vehicles

11th February 2019
Alex Lynn

It has been announced by Lynx Software Technologies, that LynxSecure has been successfully ported to the Kontron EvoTRAC G103 In-Vehicle Rugged Cellular and WiFi Gateway, a rugged Intel Atom based computing platform delivering broad connectivity for commercial and specialist vehicles.

The connectivity capabilities offered by the Kontron EvoTRAC-G103 enable a new range of in-vehicle management, remote access and cloud-based applications for the automotive aftermarket, off-highway and fleet management markets. The EvoTRAC-G103 can be deployed to provide ready access to important information operators can use to keep drivers safe, lower fuel consumption, and effectively manage maintenance costs.

Commenting, Lee Cresswell, Vice President of Global Sales at Lynx, said: “Lynx has been working with ETAS and Robert Bosch to deploy LynxSecure as the safe and secure hypervisor foundation for the ETAS RTA-VRTE software solution incorporating the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform standard. The availability of LynxSecure on the Kontron EvoTRAC-G103 brings this automotive-grade technology, proven in tier one ECU designs, to developers of innovative connected vehicle applications.”

Valentin Scinteie, Transportation Business Development Manager of Kontron, added: “Our EvoTRAC G103 gateway provides vehicle engineers with significant computing performance and connectivity capabilities in a compact and rugged platform that has been tested for use in extreme conditions. In partnership with Lynx, we are able to deliver a software environment that enables applications that are every bit as rugged and well protected as our hardware – with secure separation delivering protection from malicious attack.”

LynxSecure leverages hardware virtualisation to enable application developers to consolidate system functions onto platforms such as the EvoTRAC-G103, and to construct modular systems based on bare metal, real-time and general-purpose operating system workloads. Unlike general purpose operating systems and hypervisors, LynxSecure presents a minimal attack surface and offers the hardware-supported separation needed to ensure that, for example, the CAN bus interface and associated applications are safely and securely separated from the cellular interface.

About EvoTRAC G103
Providing the mobile connectivity and onboard recording device storage needed for a new generation of more intelligent systems, the EvoTRAC G103 features a WiFi and 4G Advanced Pro+ LTE module, and includes 64GB eMMC for onboard storage as well as optional fixed storage capacity. As a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT), Kontron developed the EvoTRAC G103 as a flexible open-architecture building block platform that supports fast access to actionable information from its integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet and dual CAN bus interface that supports 2.0 A and B, along with two USB 2.0 interfaces.

With the explosion of data generated by today’s commercial vehicles, implementing a robust gateway such as the EvoTRAC G103 offloads important information operators can use to keep drivers safe, lower fuel consumption, and effectively manage maintenance costs.

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