Airbiquity® announced it has launched OTAmatic® mLink, a new solution for two-wheeler original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that eliminates the need for embedded telematic control units (TCUs) to deliver vehicle-to-cloud connectivity for over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
OTAmatic enables the secure delivery and installation of OTA software updates for vehicle maintenance, feature upgrades, and consumer personalization. OTAmatic mLink enables safe and secure delivery, installation, and management of OTA software updates to motorcycles, scooters, and other two-wheeler vehicles using consumer smartphones. OTAmatic mLink also reduces OTA related hardware requirements for embedded TCUs and other devices when used in a hybrid “brought-in built-in” system architecture.
“There is a large unserved segment of two-wheeler OEMs that currently don’t have embedded TCUs in their vehicle platforms to support remote software updates despite increasing consumer demand for this capability,” said Keefe Leung, Airbiquity Vice President of Product Management. “OTAmatic mLink allows them to activate this functionality while providing a familiar user experience for consumers who are used to managing software updates with their smartphones.”
OTAmatic mLink provides numerous benefits for two-wheeler OEMs including:
- Reduces cost related to OTA connectivity, processing, and management
- Lowers or eliminates data transmission costs associated with downloading software packages and uploading usage, performance, and diagnostic data
- Enables consumer notifications via smartphone for consent and update progress
As a pioneer in automotive telematics software and cloud-based connected vehicle service delivery since 1997, Airbiquity is uniquely positioned to apply its software technology and integration expertise to automotive and non-automotive markets that require sophisticated OTA capabilities.