Airbiquity's Automotive Data Management Solution
Airbiquity has announced the launch of Software & Data Management, which is an efficient and secure solution for configuring and executing large-scale software update and data collection campaigns for vehicles using a highly configurable and automated cloud-based service delivery solution.
Vehicles of all types are increasingly reliant on software to operate critical on-board systems and features like engine management controls and advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS).
At the same time, vehicles are progressively capable of transmitting operational and driving behavior data that can be used to improve vehicle quality, performance, manufacturing, and power new in-vehicle services.
Unfortunately, like other vehicle components, software can fail and become susceptible to cyberattacks leading to expensive recalls, safety issues, and inconvenienced consumers. Luckily, as more vehicles become connected, automakers can leverage that connectivity for over-the-air (OTA) software update and data collection campaigns.
Automotive industry recognition of this opportunity is rising quickly given a projected $35 Billion financial benefit by 2022 for remote software updates alone.
According to Gartner: "By the end of this decade, approximately 30% of connected-vehicle models will have built-in, function-level, over-the-air software update capabilities. This will enable automakers and their business partners to activate, expand and/or update new functions and features of the automobile after the vehicle has been sold and is already in use."
However, with the financial benefits come significant challenges for efficiently managing the increasing complexity associated with OTA software updates and data collection for millions of vehicles with a multitude of devices, software files, IT systems, and analytic resources from a wide range of suppliers, ecosystem partners, and supporting organizations.
Airbiquity tackles this challenge head-on with its Software & Data Management solution. Leveraging the company's industry-leading automotive telematics expertise and Choreo service delivery platform Airbiquity created an automotive grade offering for configuring and executing highly targeted, scalable, and automated software update and data campaigns for vehicles of all sizes and types.
"Remote software updates and data collection for vehicles is far more complex than other consumer devices like smartphones and gaming consoles," said Kamyar Moinzadeh, President and CEO of Airbiquity.
"Vehicles are extremely intricate and highly regulated machines, and they're getting more complex every day. Airbiquity understands this complexity, how to build and integrate cloud-based services like Software & Data Management, and is excited to bring another industry-leading solution to the automotive market."