SEATTLE, January 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Airbiquity®, a global leader in connected vehicle services, today announced a breakthrough in its collaboration with Renesas, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions. This extended technology integration involves the Renesas R-Car S4 system-on-chip (SoC) and the Airbiquity OTAmatic® software management platform.
A growing reliance on software, electronic control units (ECUs), sensors and microprocessors to power autonomous vehicle systems and functionality, combined with the complexity and complexity of managing secure updates. over-the-air (OTA) software updates for millions of vehicles simultaneously. created demand for an automotive-grade solution comprised of high-performance telematics processors backed by a robust OTA software management platform. Pairing Renesas R-Car S4 with Airbiquity OTAmatic results in a secure, high-performance solution to power the next wave of advanced self-driving capabilities for automakers.
Initially, the combination of R-Car S4 and OTAmatic provides software updates to a Linux-based main ECU. Additional integrations will provide software updates to secondary ECUs and compliance with the AUTOSAR Adaptive software architecture standard to facilitate integration with automotive platforms and software stacks.
“Providing sophisticated services and technologies that enable advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving are critical needs of the automotive industry,” said Keefe Leung, vice president of product management at Airbiquity. “Airbiquity and Renesas are advancing the integration of our OTAmatic software management platform running on Renesas’ R-Car SoC by adding secure multi-ECU updates using the latest AUTOSAR Adaptive software architecture standard to meet the latest emerging features.”
“As vehicle architectures continue to evolve, reliable and secure management of in-vehicle software will continue to be a challenge for the industry,” said Naoki Yoshida, vice president of automotive digital product marketing at Renesas. “Airbiquity has industry-leading OTA software technology and cloud services that enable OTA of connected vehicles, as well as experience working with Renesas R-Car SoCs. Working together, we will deliver an advanced solution production-ready for R-Car SoC customers that will mitigate these OTA challenges while contributing to the widespread adoption of connected and autonomous driving.”
Information on prior integration between Renesas R-Car H3 SoC and Airbiquity OTAmatic can be found here. To learn more about Airbiquity OTAmatic, click here. To learn more about Renesas Electronics’ R-Car S4 SoC, click here.
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