Automotive Cybersecurity

Honeywell and Lear Corporation collaborate to provide automotive software technology and infrastructure solutions

Honeywell and Lear Corporation are collaborating to provide automotive software technology and infrastructure solutions to address threats associated with emerging connected and autonomous vehicle development. The announcement was made at the 67th Annual IAA Cars event in Frankfurt.


As part of the collaboration, Honeywell’s intrusion detection technology software and security operations centers will be paired with Lear’s automotive electrical distribution systems and connected gateway expertise. Honeywell’s software and global security centers monitor in-vehicle network communications. An effective system has been developed to identify and validate software commands and data generated by more than 100 million lines of code governing modern vehicle operation.

Lear’s electrical gateways and security modules can be an effective toolset to detect and report anomalies preceding a mechanical failure or intentional hack of the vehicle. Captured data can be transmitted in either real time or via a scheduled download to Honeywell security centers for analysis and remediation.

Lear also has a dedicated and independent product cybersecurity team protecting and securing Lear’s computing platforms, in-vehicle and connected vehicle communication, vehicle intrusion detection systems, and electronic control units. Lear is expanding its gateway solutions to include connectivity and security feature integration developed internally and from providers like Honeywell.

Honeywell has experience in aerospace and industrial safety critical applications which will help the company to enhance the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Honeywell software also enables real-time vehicle performance diagnostics that can provide increased vehicle reliability.


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