Intel grabs OTA platform vendor Arynga

April 05, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities for the software installed in cars will be a decisive criterion for the connected car. The market for software platforms supporting such capabilities is starting to move: Intel has acquired Arynga, a vendor of OTA software. In the future, Arynga's products and technologies will be sold by Intel subsidiary Wind River.

According to an announcement from Wind River, Arynga’s software and development team are now part of this company. Wind River said it is integrating, marketing, and further innovating upon Arynga’s OTA technologies, continuing to support current Arynga customers. With this addition, Wind River is extending its automotive lifecycle capabilities with Arynga’s breakthrough SOTA/FOTA technologies. The new 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 capabilities 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. Carmakers often face having to update hundreds of vehicles in a fleet test with several software revision cycles during the course of the development process. With OTA capabilities, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can manage software in the car throughout its development lifecycle, keeping it updated with the latest revisions. More importantly, post-deployment, OTA capabilities can significantly reduce costs associated with software-related warranty and recall for OEMs. Additionally, 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.”


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