Technical Report TR-2013-02

BibliographyGansel, Simon; Schnitzer, Stephan; Gilbeau-Hammoud, Ahmad; Friesen, Viktor; Dürr, Frank; Rothermel, Kurt; Maihöfer, Christian: An Access Control Concept for Novel Automotive HMI Systems.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Technical Report Computer Science No. 2013/02.
21 pages, english.
CR-SchemaC.0 (Computer Systems Organization, General)
C.3 (Special-Purpose and Application-Based Systems)
G.4 (Mathematical Software)
J.2 (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
KeywordsAccess Control; State-based Model; Automotive HMI; Instrument Cluster; Head Unit; Permissions; Safety

The relevance of graphical functions in vehicular applications has increased significantly during the last years. Modern cars are equipped with multiple displays used by different applications such as speedometer, navigation system, or media players. However, so far applications are restricted to using dedicated displays. In order to increase flexibility, the requirement of sharing displays between applications has emerged. Sharing displays leads to safety and security concerns since safety-critical and trusted applications as the speedometer share the same displays with uncritical and untrusted applications like the navigation system or third-party applications. To guarantee the safe and secure sharing of displays, we present a formal model for defining and controlling the access to display areas in this paper. We proof the validity of this model, and present a proof-of-concept implementation to demonstrate the feasibility of our concept.

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CopyrightDaimler AG, Sindelfingen, Germany and IPVS, Uni Stuttgart, Germany
Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems
Entry dateJuly 18, 2013
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