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.
For the IoT revolution to become reality and fully deliver on its promise, numerous hurdles need first be overcome. First and foremost, there’s connectivity. In addition to overcoming the physical connectivity challenges there must also be an agreement on communication and management protocols. Adherence to a single standard will be key in enabling the success of the Internet of Things on a global basis. The need for standardization between units, especially in the home is a prerequisite for the broad adoption of smart devices. This whitepaper explores currently existing device management standards, inter-device and proximity application frameworks, and physical short-range network connectivity standards that are expected to play a role in the realization of IoT.
December 01, 2014 | Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing
Why are dual-persona mobile device offerings gaining traction? Recent legislation in California is one explanation. A recent court ruling by the California Court of Appeal (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service) stated, “We hold that when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, Labor Code section 2802 requires the employer to reimburse them.”
Communications World Weekly interviews Red Bend at Mobile Asia Expo 2014.
Dual OS Solution for Enterprise Mobility Management
Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing at Redbend, discusses the enterprise mobility market.
Automotive Head Unit Virtualization Demonstration
Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing at Red Bend, demonstrates how our Type 1 hypervisor, used to take a single, strong and powerful hardware platform, runs on top of separate operating systems that have separate functionality.
OTA Updating SaaS
Roger Ordman, Director of Product Marketing for Red Bend, discusses benefits of over-the-air software updating and what Red Bend has to offer.
Mary Maguire, VP of Corporate Communications, interviews Doro, one of Red Bend' over-the-air software updating clients, to discuss what they are doing and how they are using Red Bend.