dSPACE, a provider of simulation and validation solutions, and Argus Cyber Security, a specialist in automotive cybersecurity, have formed a technology partnership aimed at streamlining the development and compliance of automotive embedded systems.
The companies aim to enable early-stage cybersecurity testing. By integrating Argus’s Fuzzing automation tool with dSPACE’s SCALEXIO Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) systems, dSPACE can now offer vehicle manufacturers and suppliers a continuous integration, delivery and testing (CI/CD/CT) toolchain.
The need for cybersecurity testing in the automotive industry is growing as a result of the focus on software-defined vehicles, as well as new regulations such as WP.29-UNR 155 and ISO/SAE 21434. As dSPACE explains, developers need to perform cybersecurity testing early and often to reduce the risks of late-stage vulnerability discoveries. dSPACE says its “shift left” approach enables developers to increase product quality through more frequent tests, while shortening time to market by allowing for faster and cost-effective fixes.
“The partnership with Argus enables our customers to perform cybersecurity testing on our test platforms, which have already been established for functional testing for many years,” said Dr. Herbert Schütte, Executive VP for Real-Time Test and Development Solutions at dSPACE. “Performing cybersecurity tests using our fully automated HIL systems, which are already highly integrated into our customers’ processes, is a reasonable next step.”
“Our partnership with dSPACE leverages the respective strengths and know-how of each company to set a new industry standard for cybersecurity testing,” said Ran Ish-Shalom, VP of Strategy and Product at Argus Cyber Security. “The integrated solution elevates the cost-effectiveness and scale at which automotive cybersecurity testing can be conducted, helping the industry deliver on the promise of secure automotive systems in an increasingly connected world.”