Typical automobiles feature multiple electronic control units (ECUs) to support a variety of specialized functions. In addition, a variety of protocols and bus standards has been developed to meet the specific needs of each function. As a result, automotive central gateways are used to enable communication within a vehicle network system, essentially behaving as a router and central computing unit between vehicle network domains (infotainment, camera system, powertrain, etc.). In addition, an automotive central gateway typically offers increased security for an in-vehicle network.
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