The automotive service specialist Megatronix is turning to Trustonic to secure its SmartMega OS+ operating system. SmartMega OS+is built for smart vehicles, and has already made its commercial debut in the Hycan 007, which is now available in China.
Trustonic is providing Megatronix with a security platform to ensure that the Hycan 007’s various in-car services are safe for drivers to use. SmartMega OS+ connects to the cloud in real time, and protects any communications between the car’s Telematic Control Unit (TCU) and that cloud environment.
“Connected, autonomous, shared and electrified uses cases are driving the automotive market forward and we’re working to empower OEMs and Tier 1s to innovate while protecting data, IP and brands,” said Trustonic CEO Dion Price.
“It’s no longer enough to simply provide basic entertainment solutions. Users are demanding connected experiences that integrate into their digital lifestyles,” added Megatronix CEO Li Zhuang. “It is essential that data, applications and services are all protected to ensure user trust. By integrating Trustonic’s automotive security platform, our customers can focus on building rich services in the knowledge that they are fully protected.”
Trustonic is best known for its Trusted Execution Environment, which stores and processes sensitive information in a secure area of a mobile device. The technology has typically been featured in smartphones, though Trustonic has been working to make inroads in the automotive industry in the past few months. In February, the company joined the Connected Car Consortium to help improve the interoperability of smart vehicles and smartphones.
The Megatronix news suggests that those efforts are finally paying dividends. In the meantime, Trustonic has continued to provide security services for some of the world’s biggest device manufacturers. The company’s current client roster includes heavy hitters like Samsung, Huawei, and LG, and Trustonic has also published a white paper that seeks to help developers that are struggling with the certification ecosystem.