Movimento and Aricent have created the Closed Loop OTA Analytics Solution as a mechanism to continuously update and improve vehicle performance and services.
The solution is comprised of an on-board gateway combined with cloud-based services that have been developed as a reference architecture by Movimento, leader in Over-the-Air (OTA) software and Aricent, a global design and product engineering services company.
The application of Internet-connected telematics capabilities allows car manufacturers to remotely monitor the health, safety and performance of vehicles so the maintenance and repair cycle is improved. While connected vehicles are able to share information on internal systems, there is limited scope for third-parties, such as car makers, to understand what’s happening, or what’s about to go wrong.
The sensors inside today’s vehicles generate enormous amounts of usable data, which have the potential to transform the driving experience and change the relationship between the car manufacturer, the car dealer and the driver. By leveraging the power of real-time telematics and over-the-air (OTA) software updates, the system could notify the driver, manufacturer or even the car dealership of any upcoming issues or could even remotely provision a software fix that addresses the root-cause of the problem.
The in-vehicle communications gateway relies upon Movimento’s smart data agent to selectively gather, aggregate and filter prior to transmission to the cloud for detailed analysis and action. The gateway links to a car’s internal communications bus and includes all the connectivity, storage and compute power. A cloud-based analytics platform and rules engine developed by Aricent allows the OEM to run both statistical and probabilistic models on the data to determine whether a software or firmware updates should be immediately provisioned or scheduled at an appropriate time such as the next scheduled maintenance.
“The raw data that is being generated by on-board sensors, cameras, Lidar etc. will only accelerate as ADAS and self-driving features come online– a rate that will reach 1 gigabits per second by 2020, according to an Intel report,” explained Mahbubul Alam, CTO of Movimento Group. “This data could amount to 5.4 terabytes daily. Imagine if this data was analyzed and used to create vehicle improvements and cost savings. We’re currently gathering less than 1% of the data generated,” he added. “Car manufacturers and Tier One vendors have known they need to start making use of all this data but they don’t have the resources to properly collect and analyze it.”
“We’ll work with automotive OEMs to develop a gateway to fit their specific needs,” said Aricent CEO Frank Kern. “We’ve already done the hard work of developing the right hardware and validating that our gateway architecture works. It’s up to OEMs to decide what data is most important to them, in order to improve their customer proposition and engineering operations.”