The eSync Alliance has announced that Aptiv has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to build an industry-wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive over-the-air (OTA) market.
Aptiv’s software and vehicle architecture expertise enables the advanced safety, automated driving, user experience, and connected services that are making the future of mobility work.
The eSync Alliance is an industry initiative established to build a high-confidence, multi-vendor path for end-to-end secure OTA and data services for the connected car, through a global network of co-operating suppliers. Members of the eSync Alliance include AlpsAlpine, Excelfore, HELLA, Molex and ZF, amongst others.
The Alliance is based around eSync, a platform of cloud and embedded software that provides a secure data pipeline between the cloud and electronic end devices in vehicles. eSync can deliver and update software and firmware over-the-air, and can collect real-time diagnostics and telematics data from end devices in the vehicle.
Lee Bauer, VP, Smart Vehicle Architecture and Advanced Engineering at Aptiv, said, "eSync provides a bi-directional pipeline that can reach any device inside a vehicle, simultaneously handling both OTA updates and data gathering. The standardization offered by the eSync Alliance will enable eSync to become widely-adopted, helping the entire automotive industry to benefit from the technology."
Mike Gardner, Executive Director at the eSync Alliance, said, "Aptiv is one of the leading software and systems technologies integrators in the automotive industry, positioned right at the forefront of solving the challenges of mobility."
With software recalls estimated to have cost some $3 billion in the USA in 2016 alone, the eSync system aims to help prevent increasingly costly and inconvenient vehicle recalls. It provides new opportunities for carmakers to enhance vehicle software and features on vehicles in the field.