Wind River and Airbiquity team on vehicle-to-cloud OTA solutions for connected cars

Wind River and Airbiquity are working towards integrating key technologies to develop an end-to-end software lifecycle management solution for connected and autonomous vehicles, one that spans vehicle to cloud. The solution will enable secure and intelligent over-the-air (OTA) software updates and data management.

Proper and proactive management of software over the course of a vehicle’s lifecycle is becoming increasingly important to enhance performance, maintain value, and address safety and security threats. Using OTA, carmakers can securely transmit diagnostic and operational data and efficiently deploy software updates to mitigate recall expenses and enable new vehicle features.

Wind River and Airbiquity will provide the automotive industry with an open and flexible OTA solution combining market-leading software technology components to create a comprehensive, interoperable, pre-validated OTA solution backed by the expertise of two-industry leading software technology companies.

Wind River plans to contribute its Edge Sync, a highly modular, OTA update and software lifecycle management solution. Airbiquity will contribute its OTAmatic solution including OTA orchestration, campaign management, software and data management, and Uptane-based security framework capabilities. An integrated solution combining Edge Sync and OTAmatic also has applicability to multiple non-automotive IoT sectors such as medical, industrial, aerospace, military, and telecommunications.

Edge Sync allows for rapid, safe, and secure updates to software and firmware to continuously improve the value of the car and customer experiences on a long-term basis. It also includes technology that enables the smallest differential update when conducting OTA updates. Keeping updates minimal reduces distribution time and cost, update transmission time, and memory required on automotive electronic control units.

OTAmatic is an industry-leading multi-ECU OTA solution that securely orchestrates and automates vehicle software updates and data management from the cloud. OTAmatic provides a sophisticated OTA service with highly refined vehicle and device targeting; discrete policy and privacy controls; customizable consumer communications; multi-layer cybersecurity protection; and solution deployment flexibility.

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