Every year, the amount of software updates increases and consequently the costs involved. If car manufacturers don’t have a technology for frequent mass updates at hand soon, fast moving internet companies entering the transportation market will have such an advantage they cannot catch up with.Amir RoughaniCEO and founder of VISPIRON
PATENTED BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY ENSURES SAFE, EFFICIENT AND WIRELESS SOFTWARE UPDATES FOR VEHICLES
The patented radio technology has significant cost advantages over GSM/GPRS/UMTS transmission because operating costs of point-to-multipoint transmissions are constant and independent from the number of devices.
ADVANTAGES FOR POINT-TO-MULTI-POINT-TRANSFER
• Conditional Access System approved in the Pay-TV-Industry
• Digital signature for authenticity and integrity check
• Operating costs of broadcasting technology are constant, regardless of the number of the recipients
• The ideal transmission technology can be used depending on the availability of networks
• Software-related warranty costs or product recalls can be reduced
• Efficient infrastructure for after sales offers
APPLICABLE AND PRECIOUS IN ALL PRODUCTS LIFE STAGES
DEVELOPMENT & TESTING
24/7 Update availability.
Wireless flashing of test platforms on factory premises, test and proving ground or other spaces.
Flash process on production line, or in transit and therefore shortening the development time.
Selling software engine tuning, Navigation software, headlight or lighting modes, CRM through regional and custom made events / actions or multiple other functions.
24/7 Update availability.
Wireless update of vehicles on the streets without repair shop stop or costly product recall.
TECHNOLOGY WITH A LONG AND PROVEN TRACK RECORD
CARSYNC update signs and encrypts the data to be transmitted in the transmitting station by Condition Access Technology. The data is stored in the respective carousel from the store, which ensures the constant repetition of discharged data.
On the receiver side, the individual data is decrypted after the complete transmission and the correctness of the code is checked and verified. Then the software is ready for the update process.
The concept is multicast-enabled and uses a proprietary encryption. Thus, it must not be a purely broadcast based transmission but can be combined with other technologies.
RISK AND COSTS OF SOFTWARE-RELATED PROBLEMS ARE INCREASING RAPIDLY
The proportion of software in the vehicle increases over the years enormously and will continue to rise with certainty. Concomitantly, software-related problems will come up much more frequently and will cost automobile companies billions of dollars, as history has shown already. The market for car-related software development is very big already, but thinking about what is going to come we can be certain that only the first steps are done so far.
NOW LOOKING FOR A VISIONARY JOINT VENTURE PARTNER
First steps are donevand the prototype is functioning. But to launch this technology on a larger scale or global level, more development is needed. Now we are looking for a partner for the development phase of the vehicle integration and series development. Our partner is preferably from the automotive sector, has a strong market presence, access to relevant decision makers in the global automotive industry, series competence of electronic components and is willing to form a joint venture.
VARIOUS BUSINESS MODELS
• free for series production and payment per update
• payment for the series production and no costs per update
• central operation for several OEMs by an independent third party,
e.g. Technical Inspection Association
PATENTS WERE GRANTED
• Patents in the US (Patent no. 2004/0068555 A1) and in Germany
(Patent No. 10 2004 014 130.4) were granted
• To illustrate the functioning of the technology, we have a complete functioning prototype
VISPIRON is a German based technology company with around 400 employees and is active in four divisions. The ENGINEERING division is an R&D partner of numerous companies and implements client solutions in the areas of car IT, powertrain systems, embedded systems, industrial and mobility software as well as IoT & M2M. ROTEC measurement systems is a global market leader in the area of torsional vibration analysis and are used in the development of engines, gearing mechanisms and turbines. CARSYNC is a telematics-based fleet management system for efficient, CO2-reducing mobility. The ENERGY division specializes in turnkey solar and wind parks and is also active in the field of pumped storage power stations. VISPIRON supports over 300 customers in national and international locations.