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Kontron and Lynx partner to deliver secure connected commercial vehicles

Lynx Software Technologies has announced 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 that delivers broad connectivity for commercial and specialist vehicles.

The Kontron EvoTRAC-G103's connectivity capabilities enable a new range of in-vehicle management, remote access and cloud-based applications for the automotive aftermarket, off-highway and fleet management markets. It can be deployed to provide ready access to information operators can use to ensure that drivers are safe, fuel consumption is monitored, and maintenance costs managed effectively.

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 virtualization 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.

Neil Tyler

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