A vehicle sits quietly overnight in a garage, unmoving until its driver returns and takes it on its next trip. But instead of simply waiting, this vehicle is expanding its capabilities, becoming safer, increasing its intelligence and learning to perform functions just as well as newer vehicles rolling off assembly lines that same day.
Over-the-air (OTA) software updates make this possible. When integrated with the vehicle architecture, OTA allows manufacturers to evolve their vehicles’ active safety, infotainment and other domains in an elegant, scalable, low-risk and cost-effective way, long after they leave the factory.
An architecture designed with centralized compute and optimized for OTA can help ensure that software and firmware updates happen smoothly and securely, at whatever frequency is required by the application, the OEM strategy and consumers’ preferences. Not only is OTA essential to build software-defined vehicles, but it also opens up the potential for innovative new services, new ways to deliver features and new business models — providing flexibility and extensibility never before possible.
Read our white paper to find out why the right architecture can make all the different when it comes to OTA.