Jaguar Land Rover Experiments With Software Over The Air

Xchanging announced that Jaguar Land Rover has been collaborating with Xchanging and Arynga to create a proof of concept that allows remote software and firmware updates to be sent to vehicles over standard network protocols.

This solution was revealed at the GENIVI All Member Conference in Barcelona, Spain held end of April 2013.

Xchanging said the proof of concept has been created on openly available hardware with an Intel CPU, using the Tizen open source Linux distribution as a software platform with latest HTML5 graphical user interface. Tizen was chosen as a GENIVI compliant reference.

A key component of the solution will be CarSync, Arynga’s Software over the Air (SOTA) product along with Xchanging’s Vehicle Management Systems cloud based applications and interfaces.

“Xchanging is delighted to be able to showcase this solution with our partner Arynga’s CarSync technology in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. We are excited to be one of the first global service providers to offer a comprehensive end to end Vehicle Management Solution based on Arynga’s CarSync SOTA solution for today’s automotive market.” said David Carpini, President of Xchanging Solutions (USA).

Jaguar Land Rover has not commented on how and when this technology will be used on their vehicles.

Matt Jones, Senior Technical Specialist for Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover commented, “This proof of concept was created in less than 12 weeks and was built on an Open Source framework, along with the Arynga CarSync technology and Xchanging’s VMS services. This shows the real power of open platform development going forward. We look forward to showcasing the output of the collaboration.”