Q & A with Mahbubul Alam on Software Defined Truck

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Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento Group recently had a quick Q& A with Embedded Systems Engineering on Software Defined Truck and highlights Movimento’s role to drive this.

Last year, Pana-Pacific, a leading supplier of infotainment and communications systems to Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers, have partnered with Movimento to advance a CV communications system’s software updating capabilities. By partnering with Movimento, Pana-Pacific is now capable of delivering updates to its Android OS-based SmartDisplay navigation and communications system Over-the-Air (OTA).

Alam feels that ‘Unlike a passenger car, a truck is a more finely-tuned driving machine.  Drivers spend eight to ten hours a day for many days a month driving cargo that’s worth hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars, making sure we monitor the vehicle, provide comfort, efficiency, safety and entertainment to the driver is critical. Each truck needs to be customized to the business needs of a particular customer, say, Walmart, Safeway or any corporation with a large fleet of trucks.  It’s critical that we enable trucks with the latest technology to match the best in the transportation industry’.

One of the most critical needs for the trucking industry is an infotainment unit in the truck that at the same time does not cause any driver distraction.  In order to keep units current and allow customization for individual fleet and software updates, software updates play a very important role. Movimento along with Pana-Pacific will provide software-, firmware- and application- OTA to these systems.

To learn more, about software defined truck and Movimento’s role in it. Click here!

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