Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento Group was recently speaker at the KPMG/Flex Automotive Innovation Summit, Milpitas, CA on September 29th, 2016. He shared his thoughts on the topic ‘Realizing the Software Defined Car’.
Software Defined Car (SDC) is no more a thought or an idea. It is a reality but there is long way to go before its full potential is captured by the industry. With changing economy and cars becoming a part of our mobile lifestyle, they have to be smarter and more user-friendly to attract buyers. All these require over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
By 2020, there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road according to Gartner Group while the value of the market for connected car services will grow up to $148 billion, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Today’s vehicles already have auto infotainment apps, but the modern SDC will include appealing software-driven features such as personalization, advanced driver-assistance features, region-oriented adaptations, advanced safety features, remote mobile controls and extensions for car sharing. The futuristic SDC will also have better logistical analytical tools and maps, consistently-updatable security and better vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications to avoid accidents. Besides saving lives, SDC will improve fuel efficiency; reduce stress and time on roads, and increase the scope of benefits attainable through this technology.
His talk highlighted Movimento’s “Unified OTA Platform” and benefits for Automotive Industry and beyond.
- Support for multiple public cloud infrastructures as well as private cloud and data centers
- Support for clients on multiple OS / RTOS including Android and Linux
- Support for multiple clients, cloud communication protocols, standards includes OMA DM 2.0, LWM2M
- Support for federated supplier software lifecycle management
- Support for multiple consumption models with vertical SaaS for automotive and PaaS for other industrial IoT markets
He summarized by emphasizing ‘Cars have the power to be far more capable than they are when they leave the assembly line, and the companies who leverage that capability will define the future of automotive’.
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