Elektrobit (EB) has showcased EB cadian Sync, a scalable, flexible and secure toolchain for software and firmware updates over the air (OTA). EB cadian Sync is the result of EB’s decade-long expertise in the AUTOSAR operating system, automotive security, backend operations and vehicle diagnostics. In addition to AUTOSAR, EB cadian Sync supports the new Adaptive AUTOSAR operating system—designed for automated vehicles—as well as Linux and QNX.
The software enables car makers to offer upgradeable vehicles having continuously improve vehicle functions and react quickly to security issues. Additionally, car makers can provide updated features at any time during the life of a vehicle, providing greater value to their customers as well as creating new sources of revenue.
A significant benefit of EB cadian Sync for car makers is that it enables them to create new business models and revenue streams, while reducing update cycles and mitigating software-related recalls. It easily allows car makers to keep their fleets up to date, regardless of size.
The company claims that an automated vehicle that is not readily updatable is a major cybersecurity threat. Therefore, it is critical for car makers to enable OTA updates in their vehicles. Apart from security, consumers benefit by getting frequently updated features, mirroring the short innovation cycles they are used to in their smartphones and computers, the company noted.
Francis Man, Vice President and Managing Director, Elektrobit in China, said the company is looking forward to meet with car makers and automotive suppliers that can benefit from EB’s many decades of experience in automotive software.