Published: June 7, 2016 | Vancouver, Canada
Sierra Wireless and Movimento are coming together for a partnership to provide automotive OEMs with an integrated solution to streamline vehicle software installation and updates. Sierra Wireless’s device-to-cloud solution and Movimento’s Over the Air (OTA) technology; together will provide cloud-based platform to maintain connected cars.
Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer, Sierra Wireless said:
Cars are becoming part of our connected life, and we expect that they are not only up to date, secure and reliable, but we also want access to the latest features. The solution that we’ve created with Movimento will enable automotive manufacturers to deliver these complex software requirements seamlessly across a vehicle’s entire lifecycle.
All vehicles have numerous software programs running on a network of Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that need to be individually managed and maintained. The Sierra Wireless-Movimento solution allows automotive OEMs to update software for all ECUs simultaneously over-the-air. When an automaker needs to upgrade a vehicle’s systems, it’s now as simple as logging into the dashboard over a secure network and selecting the appropriate update campaign.
Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO, Movimento, said:
Our combined solution removes all of the complexity for auto OEMs and Tier One vendors who supply the connected car industry. Rather than worrying about maintaining all the different software and firmware versions, we created a centralized solution from car to cloud. You don’t have to provision every ECU with a dedicated software agent, which reduces CPU and memory requirements, along with overall costs.
Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, IHS, said:
IHS is forecasting that most automakers will introduce an OTA software capability in their cars in the next three to five years. Unified platforms, such as this introduction from Sierra Wireless and Movimento, are yet another harbinger of adoption of OTA in the automotive industry.
Movimento’s software update client runs on the Legato™ Linux Embedded Application Framework available on Sierra Wireless 4G automotive modules. Through the Sierra Wireless AirVantage cloud platform, the Movimento solution enables automakers to seamlessly upgrade all vehicle software.
Source: Sierra Wireless