DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TU-Automotive Detroit - The Software-Defined Car™, those intelligent vehicles we are now increasingly driving, took a giant step forward in functionality and security through today's introduction of the new Movimento Over-the-Air (OTA) Platform. The platform marks the first time that the three key elements of data, security and OTA software management are brought together in a single platform. The news was unveiled at the TU-Automotive Detroit 2015, taking place June 3-4.
Movimento’s advanced OTA platform is the first to make software updates of any car's electronics possible, from the power train to the infotainment systems, in one go, including automotive architectures and modules from legacy vehicles. It delivers multiple benefits to automotive OEMs and Tier-1 module manufacturers as well as to vehicle owners. All that is required is the installation of Movimento client software, from which OTA updates on any vehicle ECU are efficiently managed. This is far superior to how car software is currently updated, which requires that brand-specific code be installed on every module -- software that often is not even available for older, legacy architectures.
The Movimento OTA platform is able to intelligently assess vehicle status before installing software updates, ensuring that data is transferred only when it is safe. This special bi-directional data-gathering capability reports vehicle diagnostics, prognostics and enables preventative analytics, which lets car makers react in real time to their customers and can provide data to third-party companies for insurance and other purposes.
The sophisticated new platform also boasts unique security features, continually protecting each vehicle from unauthorized access, relying on industry best practices and defensive technologies. The Movimento OTA platform monitors the vehicle bus so that any unauthorized messages are detected en route and aborted within 10 milliseconds, also keeping driver data from being compromised.
The new Movimento platform is the foundation for tomorrow's driverless cars. "The driverless cars of tomorrow are unbelievably complex but they are definitely coming," explained Movimento Group CEO Ben Hoffman. "Our OTA platform and supporting services can address the entire car throughout the product life cycle."