VicOne has formed a partnership with Clientron to deliver an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution with integrated cybersecurity for electric buses.
Cybersecurity software from VicOne is integrated into Clientron’s electronic control unit (ECU) to stop cyber-attacks from penetrating an electric buses’ IVI system and manipulating or altering vital systems including the vehicles’ brakes, throttle or navigation, or stealing passengers’ personally identifiable information through onboard internet connections.
VicOne’s integrated solution aligns with automotive-industry compliance requirements, including ISO/SAE 21434.
“There are more and more EV buses on the road around the world, and not many have cybersecurity protection in IVI,” said Edward Tsai, vice president of strategic partnership at VicOne. “Our work with Clientron has resulted in a fully functional IVI system with comprehensive cybersecurity that is easily integrated on EV buses. We look forward to bringing our combined capabilities to providers around the world.”
Clientron’s IVI system delivers audio and video entertainment, navigation, cellphone interconnection, vehicle data, safe driving and vehicle management. It also provides a user-friendly experience through a communication network and multi-display system interaction.
VicOne’s integrated cybersecurity software can detect ever-changing cyber-attacks before implementing countermeasures to avert or isolate and limit damage. It monitors power consumption and storage usage to detect system abnormalities. Furthermore, the bus operator is alerted if an app consumes unnecessary resources or drains the battery excessively. This ensures smooth operation of the IVI system and maintains driver, passenger and vehicle safety.
“VicOne provides a top-of-the-line solution that our customers can trust for robust and future-ready cybersecurity coverage,” said Kelly Wu, president and CEO of Clientron. “Integrating VicOne’s capabilities translates into a tremendous value-add for our ECUs for the EV-bus industry. We are committed to producing user-friendly, secured, reliable and durable products for the automotive industry, and this partnership with VicOne bolsters our efforts.”
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