Device Virtualization for Connected Vehicles

​The automotive industry moved from having standalone systems for various functions such as Infotainment, Telematics, Instrument cluster, Diagnostics and more to more integrated systems handling multiple functions. Due to the demand for more vehicle features, OEMs have integrated multiple Electronic Control Units (ECUs). This has resulted in an explosion of ECUs in their vehicles.

Powered by Type-1 ASIL B Certified hypervisor, and automotive features virtualization capabilities (camera, audio, multimedia, graphic, network), HARMAN Device Virtualization solution recommends the best way to collocate various environments on the same hardware. This reduces costs and testing/integration efforts while improving performance and guaranteeing security and safety. HARMAN’s Device Virtualization capabilities enable multiple operating systems to run on a single hardware platform, securely and with full isolation. HARMAN supports diverse hardware and software platforms and enables RAM and persistent storage to be portioned and allocated per virtual machine-specific performance requirements. It fully virtualizes all hardware resources including CPU, memory, networking, interface and peripheral devices.

Device Virtualization solution

  • Type-I, bare-metal hypervisor
  • ASIL B certified and ISO 26262 ASPICE Level 1 certified
  • Guest OS-agnostic, i.e., can run any type of operating system (not tied to any proprietary RTOS)
  • Hosts several guest OSes on the same CPU (single or multi-core)
  • Small footprint, highly-efficient code designed for minimum overhead
  • State-of-the-art freedom of interferences mechanisms
  • Advanced safety and security mechanisms
  • Feature virtualization services are proposed to provide a complete virtualized automotive architecture