Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC), a global innovation and development services company and Movimento, today announced they will offer a cost-efficient and secure platform for Over-the-Air (OTA) ECU delta software updates and cloud-based Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM). This fully integrated solution uses STC's InSight Connect VRM and Movimento Venturo.
The combination of these industry-leading technologies provides the fastest track to market for auto OEMs requiring a fully managed VRM solution.
Configuring and managing the surging amounts of complex in-vehicle systems and software has emerged as one of the top challenges in the automotive industry today. Modern vehicles use an excess of 100 million lines of code included in over 30 unique controllers. As the great majority of driving experience advancements are now software-based, automotive OEMs are increasingly looking for integrated, cloud-based, sustainable and scalable solutions for software configuration management.
STC's InSight Connect VRM is a comprehensive end-to-end vehicle relationship management solution that provides automotive grade, reliable, cost-effective, Over-the-Air software management, diagnostics, monitoring and analytics capabilities and was recently awarded a technology leadership award by Frost & Sullivan.
The integrated solution leveraging Movimento Venturo technology will enable OTA programming of software and firmware updates supporting all possible automotive communication network technologies, including but not limited to CAN, USB, Ethernet, FlexRay, LIN and MOST direct to consumer vehicles as well as on-line during vehicle assembly.
"The connected car revolution is happening right now and the need to keep the car software up-to-date is more critical than ever. It reduces recall and warranty costs and enables tailored software updates to any vehicle. Integrating our award-winning InSight Connect VRM cloud services platform with Movimento's industry-leading technology and process for in-car ECU software updates is a logical step in maximizing the value we jointly bring to the automotive market," said Robert Kempf, Vice President Marketing & Technology and Head of Connected Services, Symphony Teleca. "Together we deliver the most comprehensive VRM solution to the automotive industry that both supports remote software updates for arbitrary vehicle ECUs and promotes advanced telematics, diagnostics and analytics functionality."
"Almost 70 percent of automotive recalls are due to software errors, causing tremendous cost to the automotive industry. Through working with major automotive OEMs and Tier 1s, our technology has proven to be a secure and market recognized solution for deploying automotive module software updates," said Ben Hoffman, CEO, Movimento. "We have been working closely with STC since 2011 to define and develop an offering that brings the most comprehensive solution for automotive remote software management to the market. Vehicles are the ultimate mobile devices and consumers expect to receive software updates as they do for the other mobile devices in their life. However, the automotive industry demands an added level of robustness and security - addressing this unique challenge is where the Symphony Teleca and Movimento integrated offering will help OEMs enable an entire industry with secure and reliable Connected Cars."
The Symphony Teleca InSight Connect VRM solution is available now and will be showcased at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 7-10.
About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation (symphonyteleca.com), headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is a global innovation and development services company. The company offers ideation, design, development and managed services to independent software vendors, mobile device and solutions manufacturers and the connected, analytics-driven enterprise. Clients leverage their partnership with Symphony Teleca to deliver innovative SaaS/Cloud enterprise software products, mobile software products and solutions, big data and analytic services and solutions, and enterprise mobility solutions. Symphony Teleca is a fast growing global company with over 6,000 employees in over 32 offices worldwide, including delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
About Movimento Group
Movimento (movimentogroup.com), headquartered in Plymouth, MI, is enabling the Connected Car with their VenturoTM product platform for secure and robust vehicle OTA updates.
Movimento is changing the way OEMs deal with increased electrical hardware and software complexity throughout the product life cycle. This system-based approach offers improved vehicle quality, product development productivity, and new vehicle launches.
AlteroTM Movimento's software reflash service offering is the key driver of our global growth and OTA expertise. Movimento has completed more than 100k vehicle reflashes for major OEM's and over 500k module reflashes for major Tier 1 suppliers through 2013.
Movimento's key customers include transportation OEMs and their supplier partners. The company delivers industry leading products and services globally from our offices in China, Europe, Mexico and the United States.