24 May 18

HELLA joins eSync Alliance

Germany-based global automotive supplier HELLA has joined the eSync Alliance, an industry initiative to build a multi-company Over-The-Air (OTA) platform for electronic devices in the automotive market. 

The eSync Alliance is the driving force behind an industry-wide effort to develop OTA update and diagnostic data solutions. It is based on eSync, a platform of cloud and embedded software that provides a secure data pipeline between the cloud and electronic devices used in vehicles.

eSync will help avoid costly vehicle recalls – software recalls alone are estimated to have cost $3 billion in the U.S. in 2016. It will also create new opportunities to enhance the software and features of vehicles in the field. For example, eSync could be used to install new premium features in HELLA's advanced hi-def headlamp systems, such as light-based distance assistance. 

Image: HELLA

Authored by: Frank Jacobs