Wind River has added the Arynga software product line to its automotive portfolio. Arynga provides over-the-air (OTA) update software for automotive solutions, including both software-over-the-air (SOTA) and firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update technologies. Arynga’s software and development team are now part of Wind River.
Wind River is incorporating, marketing, and further modernizing upon Arynga’s OTA technologies. The company in a statement said that “it is extending its automotive lifecycle capabilities with Arynga’s SOTA/FOTA technologies” the company added “OTA offerings will help the industry continue to advance the connected car and autonomous driving, improve automotive security, reduce software-related costs, and further accelerate IoT growth across other markets as well. “
OTA software update have the potential to make the pre- and post- deployment process easier and enhance the driver experience well after a car has rolled off the factory floor.
With OTA capabilities OEM partners can manage software in the car throughout its development lifecycle, keeping it updated with the latest revisions. Additionally OTA capabilities can significantly reduce costs associated with software-related warranty and recall for OEMs. As well as they can create further opportunities to increase the value of deployed vehicles by continuously improving the vehicle and brand experience via new software, opening the potential for new revenue streams not previously possible.
“The combination of Arynga software and Wind River’s decades of embedded software leadership and expertise in mission-critical industries will give customers a jump-start toward a software transformation,” said Marques McCammon, general manager of connected vehicle solutions at Wind River. “OTA gives OEMs a lifecycle platform to provide efficient updates and deliver content to cars, and as IoT continues to grow, to any embedded device. The addition of Arynga’s technologies will significantly differentiate and expand the value proposition of our Wind River Helix Chassis platforms and offerings.”
“Beyond the near-term application of Arynga’s products for automotive, its technology will also be critical to IoT opportunities across numerous vertical industries. With this addition, coupled with our IoT portfolio, Wind River will become a leader in over-the-air updates for all manner of smart, connected devices,” said Michael Krutz, chief product officer at Wind River.