Proceedings of the Sixth Collaborative Research Symposium on Security, E-learning, Internet and Networking (SEIN 2010), Plymouth, UK
ISBN: 978-1-84102-269-7, pp53-60
These days, a modern car will be a complete office, lounge and chauffeur system, composed from different systems, that incorporate themselves into an on board automotive cluster system. This will behave like one component and offer a customized user interface. To facilitate the system development of such a cluster system, different system interfaces like memory and inter process communication mechanisms need to be provided through all the cooperating systems. Embedded systems are now facing the same problems, which occurred years ago in the server world. One of the major automotive original equipment manufacturers chose Intel’s Atom CPU as the target platform for their latest development. This step shows that a modern x86 based architecture could provide the basis for a reliable automotive system. There is now an opportunity to introduce virtual machine (VM) technology combined with new security and reliability methods in the embedded automotive sector.