The central gateway is the central communication node, acts as a router (for in-vehicle communication and through the CCU to the outside) and is the gate for all data coming into the vehicle. It supports various bus systems (Ethernet, CAN, LIN).

Centralized communication node

Allows data exchange between different domains and control units within vehicles

Data exchange

Handles the fast growing in-vehicle data rate and also the communication to the outer world

Security functions

Protects the in-vehicle network against unauthorized access with security concepts like e.g. firewall, hardware security module (HSM) or intrusion detection system (IDS)


The central communication node “gateway” is the home for the growing number of cross domain functions and IoT services around the vehicle