Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Updates Lead to Big Cost Savings for Automakers and Post-Purchase Vehicle Enhancements for Connected Car Owners
SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbiquity®, a global leader in connected car services, today announced a partnership with Arynga, Inc., a leading software update management technology and service provider, to enable remote software update campaigns for connected car systems and components from the cloud. The ability to plan and execute cloud-based software update campaigns will provide significant financial benefits to automakers in the years ahead as vehicles are increasingly engineered to receive them, in addition to vehicle enhancements for consumers purchasing connected cars.
Automakers are just beginning to realize the significant opportunities for leveraging remote software updates to achieve multi-million dollar cost reductions for software related recalls, achieving faster recall compliance times, and eliminating the consumer burden of bringing vehicles to dealers for repairs. Total worldwide automaker cost savings for over-the-air update events are forecasted to grow from $2.7 billion in 2015 to over $35 billion by 2022, according to IHS. Automakers will also gain the ability to proactively deliver software updates that remedy security breaches, as well as enhance vehicle performance, features, and services contributing to post-purchase customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.
"Cloud-based software updates represent a huge opportunity for automakers and consumers alike that is unique to connected cars," said Leon Hong, Chief Operating Officer at Airbiquity. "The Arynga partnership is a first step towards our ability to deliver a comprehensive software management solution for cars that's as seamless as we've come to expect for gaming consoles, smartphones, and other consumer electronics devices. Airbiquity is committed to developing software update management technology so our automotive customers can execute software update campaigns for critical vehicle systems like powertrain, braking, climate control, and infotainment using the Choreo™ service delivery platform."
"Arynga is pleased to join Airbiquity's ecosystem of partners, leveraging their global expertise and experience in connected car technology and services to further enable cloud-based software update campaigns for current and future automotive customer programs," said Walter Buga, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Arynga, Inc. "Development of Arynga's CarSync™ OTA update management technology, and integration with Airbiquity's Choreo platform, is a long-term play. We look forward to continue working with Airbiquity to bring the most innovative and cost effective solutions to the automotive market."
Airbiquity and Arynga are hosting meetings during CES 2016 and the GENIVI 2016 Showcase Event @ Trump the week of January 4th to discuss the benefits of cloud-based connected car software updates and provide demonstrations of the initial phase of the companies' collaboration.
Learn more about Airbiquity and the Choreo platform by viewing this video.
Airbiquity is a global leader in connected vehicle services and pioneer in the development and engineering of automotive telematics technology. Airbiquity enables the vision of connected car today with the industry's most advanced cloud-based connected car service delivery platform: "Choreo™." Working in partnership with Airbiquity, automakers, tier one suppliers, and mobile network operators are delivering scalable and manageable connected car solutions meeting the safety, efficiency, convenience, and infotainment needs of their customers in over 60 countries and 30 languages. To learn more about Airbiquity visit www.airbiquity.com. Airbiquity is a trademark of Airbiquity Inc.
Arynga is an innovator and leader in the development of software update management technologies. Arynga CarSync™ is a reliable software configuration management platform that allows automakers, tier one suppliers, and system integrators to send over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware updates to connected vehicles. As the connected vehicle becomes a central component of the Internet of Things (IoT), CarSync provides the automotive industry with a robust OTA solution for managing and maintaining the integrity of embedded vehicle systems while collecting critical data across the entire vehicle lifecycle, including pre and post production. To learn more about Arynga visit www.arynga.com.