Swissbit, a leading manufacturer of industrial flash memory solutions, will be exhibiting at the VDI Congress ELIV (Electronic in Vehicles) which is taking place from 18–19 October 2017 at the World Conference Center in Bonn. On booth #147, Swissbit will present a selection of particularly robust and durable SSDs and memory cards, and will also focus on one specific theme: secure storage modules as a solution for the challenges of networked automotive electronics.

Car-2-Infrastructure communication, automated driving, assistance systems, over-the-air software updates, infotainment – for current trends in automotive electronics, data and communication security is both a requirement and a challenge. With its Secure SD and microSD memory cards, Swissbit offers components for security solutions in automotive electronics. The secure memory cards can be optimized for different tasks. For example, a flash memory configured as read-only ensures that vehicle data recorded during vehicle operation cannot be manipulated later and provides evidential value in case of a dispute. Other storage media are used to protect reference databases for driver assistance systems.

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Communication via bus systems, the internet or between components of car electronics as well as with external IT systems, must be secured. Data security is a key part of functional security. Swissbit offers SD memory cards with a Secure Element. This provides a cost-effective, easy-to-implement, and at the same time secure way to assign a unique identity to each participant in machine-to-machine communication. At the same time, such a memory card can be used for encryption of communication data.