This case study describes the market trends in automotive software and examines the current challenges that OEMs face in managing the accelerating amount of software in connected cars. It introduces a solution using Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating technology that is proven in the mobile industry and that is successfully being adopted in the automotive industry. The paper present three case studies from a leading car manufacturer, a Tier 1 supplier and a leading aftermarket fleet management manufacturer that are using Redbend’s market-leading FOTA solution, to improve their methods for managing automotive software while reducing vehicle maintenance costs.
Redbend has published its second report that examines Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) adoption, this time focusing on FOTA Usage in the United States. Among U.S. operators, Sprint leads in adopting FOTA. Sprint is a world pioneer in developing and implementing a device management (DM) strategy according to OMA DM standards. The operator mandates OMA DM and FOTA on all of its device types: smartphones, feature phones, tablets, modems and M2M devices. The experience and knowledge that U.S. operators offer in managing a very successful end-to-end FOTA service can be easily duplicated by other operators around the world. The report provides specific use cases for performing updates by U.S. operators, details the overall consumer experience during the FOTA updating process, and explains why U.S. operators and consumers have a high level of confidence in FOTA. It also outlines the FOTA processes between operators and device manufacturers and the effective techniques for update management.
This case study examines the successful use of firmware over the air (FOTA) in Japan. By analyzing the experience of Japanese mobile operators, service providers in other markets will understand how to effectively launch and operate a FOTA service for mobile consumers. It provides specific use cases of FOTA updates performed by Japanese operators and details the overall consumer experience during the FOTA updating process. The paper also describes why operators in Japan have a high level of confidence in FOTA technology. Finally, the FOTA processes between operators and device manufacturers and the effective techniques for update management are explained.