Infineon Technologies, which is a Germany based company is now claiming to be the world first semiconductor manufacturer to put a Trusted Platform Module(TPM) specifically for the field of automotive applications on the market.
The new ‘OPTIGA TPM 2.0’ protects the communication between the car manufacturer and the car which is as of now increasingly turn into a computer on wheels. A large number of car manufacturers are already being said to be merely designed in the Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM.
The TPM is a hardware-based security solution provide which has proven its worth in the field of IT industry. With the help of it, a car manufacturer can easily incorporate the sensitive security keys for assigning the authentication, data encryption, and access rights in a car in a much-protected way.
The TPM can also be updated so that the new level of security can be kept up to date via the vehicle service life.
With the help of using the initial key into the vehicle is a sensitive moment for the car makers. When the TPM is used, this step can be carried out in the Infineon’s certified production environment.
Just after that, the keys are protected against unauthorized access, as such, there is no need for further special security precautions via the various stages of the globally distributed value chain.
“As a computer on wheels, the connected car benefits from the experience of the IT industry,” said Martin Brunner, expert for automotive security at Infineon. “In the complex interplay between software, network and cloud, security hardware creates the solid foundation for secured communication. Backed by Infineon’s many years of expertise in the automotive and security areas, we have optimized the OPTIGA TPM for automotive applications. It is easy to integrate and substantially increases cybersecurity – from production to recycling of connected cars.”