Published: December 17, 2014 | Waltham, MA
Garmin has selected RedBend Software for its over-the-air (OTA) Software Updating Service to automatically deliver OTA updates of new user interface elements, maps and points of interest to Garmin’s K2 infotainment platform.
K2 intelligently combines digital displays, voice control, infrared buttons and smartphone integration to safely provide drivers access to everything from navigation to vehicle diagnostics, communications, music and radio to real-time Internet information. Inspired by Garmin’s avionics and marine technology, K2 turns the car dashboard into a digital cockpit that provides drivers a safe and intuitive way to stay connected and access all the functions they need while on the road.
Red Bend’s innovative delta technology significantly reduces the update file size to shorten the update process. Updates can easily be downloaded while the system is running and will be tested and verified on the platform to ensure uninterrupted operation during and after the software has been received and updated on the unit. Using a secure connection, built-in modem, Wi-Fi or the customer’s mobile device, the K2 system will be able to automatically download any available update.
In addition, RedBend Software also recently collaborated with Spireon to provide OTA updates to its NSpire Telematics platform.
Garmin’s automotive OEM group utilizes the company’s long-standing experience in user interface and hardware design from its automotive, avionics and marine segments to develop innovative in-car navigation, telematics and infotainment systems. Garmin’s broad range of in-vehicle electronics for the automotive industry includes full infotainment and telematics systems, navigation software, location-based services, and integrated portable navigation systems.