Symphony Teleca Corporation, the services organization dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices, today announced the official launch of a robust and flexible Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM) solution at the Automotive Linux Summit 2012 conference. This announcement further underscores Symphony Teleca’s commitment to innovation and leadership in the automotive market.
Configuring and managing the surging amounts of complex, in-vehicle systems and software has emerged one of the top challenges in the automotive industry today. As an example, modern vehicles use tens of millions lines of code and include a large number of unique controllers. As the great majority of driving experience advancements are now software based, automotive manufactures are increasingly looking for integrated, cloud-based, sustainable and scalable solutions for software configuration management.
Symphony Teleca’s cloud-based VRM solution is providing full remote management of vehicle software, including secure and robust software updates, status and configuration management as well as inventory management, reporting and analytics. It utilizes the company’s proven Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) and Software Over-the-Air (SOTA) technology to manage the configuration of In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) and electronic control unit (ECU) code. Symphony Teleca’s VRM solution provides a fast track to market for customers requiring a managed VRM service. It is highly customizable allowing for personalized software configuration per vehicle/customer and integrates smoothly with the existing IT landscape in a non-disruptive, highly cost effective manner. It covers software and firmware enhancements for in-vehicle-infotainment features as well as audio, video, maps, media player, applications and more.
“With automotive software code surpassing 100s of millions of lines of code in the most modern car has come an increased need for tools and systems to manage and update that code,” said Roger C. Lanctot Associate Director for the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. “Car makers and dealers need an intelligent and safe software configuration and maintenance process that updates software over the air where possible while providing for dealer upgrades when necessary.”
“Consumer expectations are pushing the connected car of today to have the same conveniences and stay up-to-date with the latest enhancements just like their personal cell phone while requiring an added level of safety and reliability,” said Dean Miles, Symphony Teleca’s Senior Vice President, Automotive. “At this year’s Automotive Linux Summit 2012, we will showcase our leadership in Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM) to serve this growing need in the market as well as demonstrate our IVI expertise on the GENIVI platform.”
Symphony Teleca will host a workshop session at the conference on September 19: “Keeping the Connected Car Current with SOTA/FOTA.” The session on cloud-based technologies will answer how automotive OEMs can take advantage of an over-the-air update strategy in an open source environment and implement new features and services beneficial to both consumers and dealers.
Visit Symphony Teleca in the GENIVI Alliance members pavilion at the Automotive Linux Summit 2012 at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire, UK and get first-hand experience of the breadth of turnkey solutions and services offered.
About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation (symphonyteleca.com), headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. The company delivers innovative products combined with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Symphony Teleca’s 6,100 employees support customers from 35 offices globally, including delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
Kate Pokorny, Version 2.0 Communications
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