ST, Airbiquity demo automotive wireless software update

February 20, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The capability to upgrade the embedded software residing in cars over the vehicle’s wireless capability is getting started. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month in Barcelona, chipmaker STMicroelectronics and telematics engineering company Airbiquity plan to demonstrate how the latter’s software update management service can be integrated into ST’s telematics and automotive connectivity processors, the Telemaco3.

The MWC demonstration features Airbiquity’s Over-The-Air (OTA) Software & Data Management offering integrated into the ST Telemaco3 Evaluation Board (EVB). Presenting how the technology protects consumers, their automotive investment, and manufacturers, the demo highlights the interoperability between the Airbiquity cloud-based service and the on-board ST Telemaco3 EVB platform in a variety of software-update campaign scenarios and typical Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) OTA use cases.

 

The demo makes clear that secure out-of-the-box, end-to-end solutions for OTA processes have reached series maturity, commented John Tuttle, Airbiquity Vice President of Engineering,

 

“As a centerpiece of ST’s Smart Driving technology, the Telemaco family of telematics and connectivity processors has been architected to support and secure feature-rich connected-car applications, with improved processing performance and a hardened Hardware Security Module,” said Antonio Radaelli, Director Infotainment, Automotive Digital Division, STMicroelectronics.“These elements, together with Airbiquity’s software update management capability, create a market reference implementation for Telematics and Smart Gateway solutions to prevent cyber-attacks and ensure secure Connected Car feature and performance upgrades throughout the vehicle life cycle.”

 

The Telemaco family of devices provides high bandwidth connectivity (1Gb/sec ETH) and processing capability to handle wireless data management typically required for automotive telematics applications. Moreover, it can handle the control of the in-vehicle CAN bus through an independent and isolated Cortex-M subsystem running a dedicated real-time OS. The Telemaco processors allow implementing scalable systems throughout the variety of car connectivity applications requiring rich Linux OS and other Posix OS’s.

 

Airbiquity’s Software & Data Management offering is designed to efficiently orchestrate and automate highly targeted, scalable, and secure multi-ECU software updates and data collection for connected vehicles. The solution features a sophisticated back-end management capability enabling highly refined campaign targeting, configuration, and approvals, and is fully scalable to easily accommodate the geographic, volume, and IT hosting requirements of the automotive industry.

More information can be found at  www.st.com,   www.airbiquity.com

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