Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an organization that develops open international industry standards, announced that Toyota Motor Corporation joined the organization.
Through its membership in TCG, Toyota plans to ensure greater security and achieve higher reliability of in-vehicle electronic systems and networks. The majority of cars sold in recent years have 50 to 100 powerful connected internal processors whose purposes range from ensuring safety to providing in-vehicle infotainment, device control, in-vehicle/inter-vehicle communication and communication for maintenance service.
As with personal computers and conventional IT devices/networks, the automotive industry has been working to prevent incidental and malicious attacks, as well as prevent unauthorized access to related systems.
TCG has already developed and published technologies/specifications based on the root-of-trust concept, such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) and Trusted Network Connect (TNC).
TCG established the Embedded Systems Work Group in 2011, and the work group is in the process of formulating specifications, etc., for embedded systems.
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