QuEST Global showcased a highly secure Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) blueprint solution at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019. Built with Adaptive Delta technology, theFOTA blueprint solution enables real-time management and updating of automotive firmware. It can be seamlessly customised for any vehicle that needs periodic software upgrade in the digitally connected ecosystem or even otherwise. The solution, developed by Mobiliya, a QuEST Global company, enables two way connectivity between multiple Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and cloud through the device gateway to allow fleet managers schedule maintenance, reduce downtimes, and in turn, increase efficiency.
The solution is highly flexible and can be quickly and effortlessly integrated with the existing ECU infrastructure of various OEMsand Tier-1s. By analysing large volumes of data generated by the ECUs of vehicles, it can enhance operational efficiencies and user experience manifold.
Other salient features of thissolution are:
• Fault-tolerant architecture
• Generation of smallest possible delta
• In-place update for faster performance
• Adaptability to various ECU characteristics
• Analytics and reporting for the real-time vehicle status
• Improved performance of software upgradesregardless of ECU specification
KrishKupathil, Head – Digital and Hi-Tech, QuEST Global, said, “With the recent developments in the connected vehicle ecosystem, automobiles have become increasingly complex. These vehicles require regular updates with new features and versions throughout their lifespan. This disruptive and innovative FOTA blueprint solution not only ensures faster time-to-market for OEMs through the quick and efficient deployment of value-added services, but also reduces software upgrade cost significantly.”