SAN DIEGO–(Business Wire)–Remote software management opens up new business fields and market opportunities for the automotive industry. Crucial for the success of this future technology is the comprehensive protection of the transferred data against manipulation and unauthorized access. At TU-Automotive Detroit ESCRYPT and Arynga now present their joint software management solution that combines update efficiency with the strictest safety and security standards.
In the mobile communications sector software updates for smartphones via WLAN or mobile network are common practice. Now the automotive industry is discovering the benefits of remote updates, too. Today‘s automobiles have an increasing number of electronic control units (ECU), which are interconnected via vehicle net-works (e.g. CAN, MOST). Moreover, software in cars is going to grow in both amount and complexity. Recent business research* estimated that cars will require 200 million to 300 million lines of software code in the near future, controlling everything from brakes to the volume of your radio.
That is why it is essential for car manufacturers to manage the software during the entire life cycle of the vehicle efficiently and above all – securely. Here automobile manufacturers are increasingly opting for remote, Over-The-Air (OTA) update technologies. Urgent software fixes, feature upgrades and security patches can be deployed conveniently, efficiently, and cost effectively. In most cases, OTA updates will eliminate software recalls and associated warranty costs, preserving the OEM’s brand image and improving customer satisfaction.
To ensure the adoption of OTA management by vehicle manufacturers and drivers alike, a production-grade solution must combine update reliability and efficiency with the strictest safety and security standards. This is exactly what can be expected from the collaboration and combined offering from Arynga, an innovator and leader in the development of SOTA/FOTA management technologies, and ESCRYPT, the industry leader for embedded security, specializing in automotive security.
The joint solution “Secure OTA Software Management for Automotive”, that combines Arynga’s CarSync software management system with the ESCRYPT’s Key Management Solution Secure Software Updates, will leverage the extensive expertise of both companies to provide an end-to-end solution for efficient and secure OTA updating of large and small ECUs, protecting authenticity, integrity and IP of software on head units, telematics, powertrain controllers as well as smaller ECU’s connected and updated via CAN bus.
Arynga provides an end-to-end OTA framework which includes the necessary backend infrastructure to create, deploy, and track update campaigns while ensuring constant system monitoring, collection of vehicle data, and reporting of custom data analytics results, as well as the OS agnostic, low memory footprint in-vehicle client for the download, verification, and installation of updates to ECUs. OEMS can also leverage their proprietary differential tool to enable the smallest memory footprint and quickest patch time.
ESCRYPT provides the necessary security components. The Key Management Solution Secure Software Updates addresses end-to-end and embedded security, managing all the certificates and keys for ECUs and secure OTA communication, generating signatures before or during upload to software management backend servers and validating authorizations, while complying with the safety rules and policies of the vehicle OEM.
“With our joint solution we will provide increased efficiency and reliability of ECU updates by improving security and reducing updating costs,” explains Thomas Wollinger, Managing Director of ESCRYPT. “The new secure software management enables new business models like remote feature activation, providing secure software management services to OEMs, Tier 1s and vehicle owners.”
“Our joint solution will enable OEMs and Tier 1s to remedy vehicle software issues quickly, cost effectively, but most importantly, securely,” says Walter Buga, Founder and CEO of Arynga. “By leveraging ESCRYPT’s production grade, automotive tailored security solution, we are enabling the distribution of remote, OTA updates secured through creation, deployment and installation.”
ESCRYPT and Arynga now present their joint solution “Secure OTA Software Management for Automotive” at TU-Automotive, 3-4 June in Detroit. We look forward to present the solution benefits with a live demonstration at the Arynga booth C155, in the TU Connectivity Zone.
ESCRYPT – Embedded Security is the leading system provider for embedded security world-wide. With locations in Germany, the USA, China, Korea, and Japan we have security specialists available to help with current security topics such as secure M2M-communication, IT-security in the Internet of Things, protection of e-business models and automotive security and they develop highly secure, worldwide valued products and solutions which are tailored to the specific requirements of embedded systems and the relevant IT-infrastructure and are tested and proven a million times in automotive series production.
ESCRYPT is a subsidiary of ETAS GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BOSCH-Group.