Connected Car News: are VicOne, Renesas, Point2 & Toyota

In connected car news are VicOne, Renesas, Point2 & Toyota.

VicOne VSOC Platform

VicOne, an automotive cybersecurity solutions leader, announced the xNexus next-generation vehicle security operations center (VSOC) platform. The new solution integrates with VicOne’s in-vehicle VSOC sensor, leveraging a unique Large Language Modeling (LLM) approach to provide customized reporting to support VSOC teams. xNexus can provide product security incident response teams (PSIRTs) or engineering teams with actionable and contextualized attack intelligence based on the needs of different stakeholders. The capabilities delivered by the new VicOne solution accelerate threat investigations, enable confident response to attacks and effectively reduce the burden of chasing inexplicable false alarms.

“Cloud-based VSOCs have become the conventional approach in the automotive industry to address dynamic cybersecurity requirements and regulatory pressures, but such an approach is inadequate for the threat landscape that is now emerging,” said Max Cheng, chief executive officer of VicOne. “VSOC teams must be able to understand and analyze attack paths across and beyond the cloud and throughout in-vehicle components and infrastructure. Our new xNexus solution has been engineered specifically to deliver contextualized insights, to discern malicious attacks from suspicious anomalies and to ensure robust protection in the new world of SDVs (software-defined vehicles). xNexus effectively enables automotive VSOC teams to discover a cybersecurity event’s ‘Patient Zero.’”

Today’s VSOC platforms heavily rely on AI-powered detection only, often triggering alerts for all suspicious anomalies and overwhelming VSOC teams with late and irrelevant notifications. Also, their generic log collectors often produce unusable security logs lacking actionable intelligence.

xNexus, however, combines VSOC sensor and VicOne’s unique contextualized automotive threat intelligence to offer differentiated context around an attack path (the sequence of steps or methods that a hacker or some other actor might use to gain unauthorized access to a vehicle system, vehicle network or sensitive information). This synergy reduces the burden of chasing inexplicable false alarms and empowers VSOC analysts to take that threat intelligence and marry it with their existing business processes to act accordingly and undertake effective risk remediation. With xNexus, the attack path is explained in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, enabling VSOC teams to be more effective and have the confidence to trace the origin of attacks, identify affected areas, discern their ultimate targets and implement proactive measures in less time. This lessens the learning curve, andwith one click, the VSOC team can gain quick insights into real-world incidents, assess proximity to attacks globally and access detailed information on important factors such as attack vectors, paths, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for comprehensive automotive cybersecurity insights.

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Renesas Acquires Altium  by SIA

Renesas Electronics Corporation a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Altium Limited (“Altium”, ASX: ALU), a global leader in electronics design systems, announced they have entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement (“SIA”) for Renesas to acquire Altium by way of a Scheme of Arrangement under Australian law (“Scheme”). Under the terms of the transaction, subject to satisfaction of a number of conditions, Renesas will acquire all outstanding shares of Altium for a cash price of A$68.50 per share, representing a total equity value of approximately A$9.1 billion (approximately 887.9 billion yen at an exchange rate of 97 yen to the A$) and an enterprise value of A$8.8 billion (approximately 859.3 billion yen at an exchange rate of 97 yen to the A$). The acquisition enables two industry leaders to join forces and establish an integrated and open electronics system design and lifecycle management platform that allows for collaboration across component, subsystem, and system-level design. The transaction strongly aligns with Renesas’ digitalization strategy and represents the company’s first significant step in bringing enhanced user experience and innovation at the system level for electronics system designers.

Bosh Ventures Funding for Point2 E-Tube

Bosch Ventures, the corporate venture capital unit of the Bosch Group, participates in the $22 million Series B extension from Point2. This round positions Point2 as a potential disruptor for network interconnect in the automotive market. Shattering the “copper or optics” paradigm for high-speed cable interconnect, E-Tube breaks the barriers of copper and optical cabling and is poised to become the next-generation multi-terabit interconnect technology for datacenter applications and the automotive sector.

The new E-Tube platform uses RF data transmission via a plastic dielectric waveguide to enable multi-terabit active cables. According to Point2, this results in 80% lower weight, 50% less bulk compared with copper cables, and 50% lower power consumption and costs compared with optical cables. This profile gives the E-Tube platform the potential to replace both.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in automotive are adopting a network-centric architecture to connect hundreds of sensors, driving the need for low-power, low-latency, lightweight, and flexible interconnect for future automotive applications.

Toyota Gets a GRIP on Anime

GRIP is a high-octane original anime series that combines heart-pounding action, adrenaline-fueled races, and a battle between the human spirit and computer control.