Airbiquity, a leading player in connected vehicle services, has announced the launch of its OTAmatic Vehicle Configurator.
The new product, according to the company, is a tool for defining and managing connected vehicle software. It gives auto manufacturers insight into the ‘exact hardware and software configurations within a vehicle.
Besides, it will also help them manage known combinations of electronic control units (ECUs) and software versions in vehicles, and meet government rules for type certified vehicle systems.
In the last few years, the number of vehicle ECUs getting software updates via over-the-air technology has been steadily increasing, making it difficult for automakers to handle software configurations across their vehicles.
Since these ECUs get OTA software updates over time, multiple software permutations will appear as not all vehicles will be updated at the same time. This will end up in a multitude of software combinations which need to be managed by the vehicle manufacturer for maintenance and regulatory compliance.
The OTAmatic Vehicle Configurator enables automakers address these issues and better control the software configurations in their products.
Keefe Leung, Vice President of Product Management at Airbiquity, said, “we are regularly assessing the difficulties automakers face and applying our software technology and expertise to address them.”
He said automakers need to actively understand and manage their connected vehicle software. According to Leung, their vehicle Ccnfigurator is a powerful tool to bridge disparate pieces of software information based on the context provided by automakers while also delivering automation that integrates to their existing processes.
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