November 26, 2022



SYSGO and Candera Present Graphical Hypervisor-based Automotive HMI Solution

SYSGO and Candera built a comprehensive automotive platform designed to meet the demands of a modern car IT architecture. The platform is based on Candera’s Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) design tool CGI Studio and SYSGO’s Secure Automotive Connectivity Platform (SACoP).

The automotive platform provides solutions for safety critical applications such as digital cockpits as well as convenience functionality like vehicle infotainment systems. The internal car infrastructure is protected by means of the secure and extendible gateway which involves the surveillance of connectivity channels as for instance LTE, Ethernet, Wi-fi, and CAN.

The reference implementation is built upon two boards, one with an R-CAR H3 board from Renesas and another one with an STMicroelectronics Telemaco3P processor.

The digital cockpit and an in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) run on the Renesas board. These applications were created with the scalable and hardware independent CGI Studio. Both displays (cluster & IVI) communicate with each other. This is possible due to Candera’s messaging and data binding tool Courier Interaction Framework for ideal interaction between the HMI application and external data sources. Flexible, interacting scenes, 3D animations, and multi-language support are only a few more features that have been realized with Candera’s CGI Studio.

The Telemaco3P processor is the hardware basis for the secure gateway functionality of SACoP. It is also used to supply passengers’ tablets and smartphones with internet access. The software is based on SYSGO’s Automotive Connectivity Platform. SACoP takes advantage of the real-time operating system and hypervisor PikeOS. It allows critical and non-critical tasks to be operated simultaneously on one system and guarantees information security by protecting data transfers through strict encapsulation and separation of all communication channels. The partitioning mechanism is complemented by a secure boot process, an integrated intrusion detection system, and a firewall, therefore meeting demanding cybersecurity needs. The intrusion detection system is executed within ELinOS, SYSGO’s industrial Linux distribution, long term supported, and suitable for automobiles. ELinOS itself is running as a guest operating system on top of PikeOS. The development environment provides an ideal software framework that helps customers design their software architecture.

Figure 1: Structure of SYSGO’s / Candera’s demonstrator based on ST Telemaco3P and Renesas R-Car H3

Watch the Hypervisor based HMI solution realized with SYSGO’s PikeOS and Candera’s CGI Studio here.

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