Airbiquity and Arity combine over-the-air software and data management with driving behavior analytics
Airbiquity and Arity announced an initiative to integrate Airbiquity's OTAmatic over-the-air (OTA) software and data management offering with Arity's driving behavior analytics modules.
The companies say this integration results in a secure and highly scalable multi-ECU software update and data management offering that will improve the processing of embedded data, both on the vehicle "edge" and in the cloud, for optimal driving behavior and analytics capabilities for companies across transportation. The offering aims to help businesses maintain a competitive advantage while providing consumers with more efficient transportation options.
According to the companies, they will create an OTA service delivery platform that keeps vehicle software up-to-date, collects and transmits driving data from the vehicle into the cloud, and efficiently leverages cloud processing and edge analytics. They also expect the system integration will allow automakers and their customers to draw actionable insights from vehicles in real time without overburdening data transmission volumes and incurring extra expense. They say it can also enhance usage based insurance, driver scoring, accident prediction, shared mobility analytics services, and predictive vehicle diagnostics.
"There is an enormous trove of value in vehicle data that is currently limited by the cost of transferring data over mobile networks," said John Tuttle, Vice President of Engineering at Airbiquity. "Pre-processing data in the vehicle is an efficient way to address this problem and provide a significant business outcome for automakers and suppliers. Our partnership with Arity demonstrates how upgradeable edge analytics via Airbiquity's OTAmatic platform elegantly addresses this market opportunity."
"Modern airplanes can generate half a terabyte of data per flight. Connected and autonomous vehicles will be no different and will also generate significant data per vehicle and across fleets. As the industry looks to create a more engaging, safer, and useful transportation system, we will need a mix of capabilities to both act on locally processed data insights and the flexibility to determine what we want back in the cloud," said Gary Hallgren, President of Arity. "This partnership with Airbiquity demonstrates how Arity insights can be run at the edge, on your own platform or in the cloud. With the increased access to embedded data directly from vehicles provided by the OTAmatic platform, we will continue to innovate and provide more meaningful insights that drivers and solution providers need to make crucial decisions on the fly."
Airbiquity and Arity will provide demonstrations of the joint technology integration and OTA software, data, and analytics management solution during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 9-12 in the Allstate CES North Hall Exhibit 3302.