Proper and proactive management of software over the course of a vehicle’s lifecycle is becoming increasingly important to enhance performance, maintain value, and address safety and security threats. Using OTA, carmakers can securely transmit diagnostic and operational data and efficiently deploy software updates to mitigate recall expenses and enable new vehicle features.

In this vein, Wind River and Airbiquity have joined hands on integrating key technologies to develop an end-to-end software lifecycle management solution for connected and autonomous vehicles. The solution will span vehicle to cloud and aims to enable secure and intelligent over-the-air (OTA) software updates and data management.

Wind River is known for delivering IoT software for critical infrastructure, and Airbiquity works in connected vehicle services space.

The companies aim to provide the automotive industry with an open and flexible OTA solution combining market-leading software technology components to create a comprehensive, interoperable, pre-validated OTA solution backed by the expertise of two-industry leading software technology companies.

Wind River plans to contribute its Edge Sync, a highly modular, OTA update and software lifecycle management solution. Airbiquity will contribute its OTAmatic solution including OTA orchestration, campaign management, software and data management, and Uptane-based security framework capabilities.

An integrated solution combining Edge Sync and OTAmatic also has applicability to multiple non-automotive IoT sectors such as medical, industrial, aerospace, military, and telecommunications.