Airbiquity, a specialist in connected car services, announced at CES 2016 a partnership with Arynga, a software update management technology and service provider, to enable remote software update campaigns for connected car systems and components from the cloud.
The pair said the ability to plan and carry out cloud-based software updates would provide significant financial benefits to automakers in future as vehicles increasingly are engineered to receive them, in addition to vehicle enhancements for consumers purchasing connected cars.
Total worldwide automaker cost savings for over-the-air update events are forecast to grow from US$2.7bn in 2015 to over $35bn 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 Airbiquity COO Leon Hong. "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."
"Walter Buga, CEO and founder of Arynga, said: "Development of [our] CarSync OTA update management technology, and integration with Airbiquity's Choreo platform, is a long-term play."