OTA software update solution from Argus and Elektrobit
Argus Cyber Security and Elektrobit unveiled their joint solution for delivering over-the-air (OTA) vehicle software updates. The modular solution includes an onboard client; patent-pending delta technology; resilient, scalable, and fault-tolerant backend; and secure end-to-end-communication and data storage. It is a platform for vehicles and campaign and software management. Support is provided for a range of diagnostic and device management protocols.
The vehicle software-update solution can reportedly:
- Resolve unique automotive update challenges across the vehicle lifespan
- Reduce vehicle down-time, not just bandwidth, with its patent-pending delta technology
- Save time with a monitoring, deployment, and management console designed for automotive scenarios
- Streamline updates with flexible campaign management via rollback mechanism and bandwidth limitation workarounds
- Prevent update problems with early identification of inconsistencies between current and expected vehicle configuration
"As software complexity increases in vehicles, the necessity and frequency of OTA software updates increases. This poses greater inconvenience to drivers, as their vehicles are out of operation for the duration of these updates. The joint solution from Argus and EB is essential in managing the avalanche of code and reducing vehicle downtime," said Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics, an automotive electronics research and consulting firm.
"Our software updates OTA solution with Elektrobit integrates technologies that enable automakers to overcome unique automotive update challenges across the vehicle lifespan,” said Yaron Galula, Co-founder and CTO of Argus Cyber Security. “Deploying patent-pending delta technology, the solution is laser-focused on minimizing vehicle down-time, bandwidth, and is easy to use. Vehicles hitting the road today have an increasing amount of vehicle connectivity and we are excited to be working with Elektrobit to enable OEMs to wirelessly deliver new features and applications, improve performance, and quickly install software patches."
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Argus in the OTA field," said Martin Schleicher, Executive Vice President of Elektrobit. "OTA is critical as we move to the new world of mobility. The technology we are delivering enables new business models by uploading new features and functions to vehicles after the cars have been sold, which allows for a stronger brand differentiation between carmakers."