eSync bi-directional OTA pipeline aims to solve automotive fleet management problems
Excelfore demonstrated its eSync system with ZF at the CES 2018 exhibition in Las Vegas. The demonstrations showcase how the eSync over-the-air (OTA) platform for updates and diagnostic data retrieval gives operators greater control over their automotive fleets to provide secure mechanisms for continuous improvements in fleet efficiency.
The eSync platform is designed to play vital role by handling OTA updates and data retrieval for the many electronic devices in modern fleet vehicles, and providing a single mechanism to handle multiple vehicle types across an entire fleet.
A fleet operator can use the eSync OTA system to perform updates on the various models that comprise a fleet of many thousands of vehicles, according to the companies. In the demos at CES, the operator could review and improve the efficiency and performance of particular vehicle models within the fleet, and can use the same OTA process for predicting and resolving potential security issues before they become problems.
“The eSync system provides a superior pipeline to reach all the electronic devices in modern connected vehicles,” said Shrinath Acharya, CEO of Excelfore. “ZF is a leading worldwide supplier of automotive components and systems. Our work together shows a highly pertinent example of just how powerful this capability to reach the end devices in the vehicle can be, feeding real world data in to predictive analytics and machine learning to enable automakers and fleet operators to drive continuous improvement cycles in their vehicles.”
The eSync system is a cloud platform for secure transactions with the electronic end devices in a vehicle. It can deliver and update software and firmware over-the-air, and can collect diagnostics and telematics data from end devices in the vehicle.
The eSync Alliance, a global initiative consisting of multiple automotive suppliers, has created a community of companies that cooperate to provide standardized and interoperable OTA and diagnostic-data solutions.