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eSync platform for automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates

10th September 2019
FAW
Alex Lynn

Excelfore has announced that FAW is deploying the eSync over-the-air (OTA) platform in new cars being produced in 2019. The eSync platform provides a secure OTA data pipeline from the server in the cloud to multiple devices in the FAW vehicles including the infotainment head unit, telematics unit and network gateway.

The eSync OTA technology enables FAW to manage software updates to more than 30 electronic control units (ECUs) and assist with diagnostic data gathering and error detection.

FAW's R&D Chief of Staff, said: "The eSync platform plays a vital role in our new-generation of vehicles, providing a mechanism to update software in electronic devices throughout the car. This solution from Excelfore saves time and money and improves convenience and reliability for drivers."

Shrinath Acharya, CEO at Excelfore, added: "China FAW has a long and distinguished history of leadership in automotive innovation. We are honoured by their selection of Excelfore’s eSync for deployment in new flagship models. Our work together shows the value of the eSync pipeline’s ability to reach many devices in modern cars. The result enables a forward-thinking automaker like FAW to drive continuous improvement cycles in its vehicles."

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