Shanghai, China, September 4, 2019 – Excelfore, a pioneer of automotive data management, announces that FAW, one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, is deploying the eSync over-the-air (OTA) platform in new cars being produced in 2019.
The eSync platform provides a secure OTA data pipeline from the server in the cloud to multiple devices in the FAW vehicles including the infotainment head unit, telematics unit and network gateway. The eSync OTA technology enables FAW to manage software updates to more than 30 electronic control units (ECUs) and assist with diagnostic data gathering and error detection.
FAW’s R&D Chief of Staff said, “The eSync platform plays a vital role in our new-generation of vehicles, providing a mechanism to update software in electronic devices throughout the car. This solution from Excelfore saves time and money and improves convenience and reliability for drivers.”
“China FAW has a long and distinguished history of leadership in automotive innovation. We are honored by their selection of Excelfore’s eSync for deployment in new flagship models,” said Shrinath Acharya, CEO at Excelfore. “Our work together shows the value of the eSync pipeline’s ability to reach many devices in modern cars. The result enables a forward-thinking automaker like FAW to drive continuous improvement cycles in its vehicles.”
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Established in 1953, China FAW Group Co., Ltd. was the first automobile manufacturing plant in China. It is headquartered in Changchun City, Jilin Province and is one of the most powerful automobile companies in China’s auto industry. It owns automobile brands such as Hongqi brand passenger cars, Pentium passenger cars and Jiefang commercial vehicles. Business areas include automotive R&D, production, sales, logistics, services, auto parts, financial services, auto insurance, and mobile travel. China FAW has also produced and sold passenger cars through joint ventures with internationally renowned companies such as Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota and Mazda.
Excelfore is unlocking automotive data through innovative platforms for connected cars, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Excelfore products include protocol stacks for in-vehicle networking, as well as a full implementation of the eSync™ bi-directional pipeline for OTA updates and data gathering. Excelfore is one of five founding companies in the eSync Alliance, an open trade association dedicated to standardizing the data pipeline from the cloud to electronic devices in the automotive industry. Excelfore (China) Information Technology Co., Ltd. is located in Shanghai. Excelfore has headquarters in the Silicon Valley in California, USA, and has offices in Germany, Japan, and India. www.excelfore.com
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