Fremont, Calif., – December 12, 2018– Excelfore, an enabler of smart mobility networks, announces that ZF, one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide, has presented Excelfore the ZF Supplier Award 2018 in the category of “Digitalization”. The award took place at aceremony at the ZF Global Supplier Summit 2018, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
This is the second year that ZF presents a supplier award for the “Digitalization” category. According to ZF, “Excelfore combines the expertise of 75 software engineers with the spirit of a start-up company. The middleware solutions that it develops will make the next generation of networked cars possible.”
ZF is working with Excelfore on the eSync cloud-to-vehicle platform, which provides a standardized solution for over-the-air-software updates and draws real-time operating data from any device in vehicles, to assist in failure prediction and diagnosis. The expertise of Excelfore helps ZF reinforce its market leading position in the area of occupant safety systems.
Shrinath Acharya, CEO at Excelfore, said, “We are honored to receive this award from ZF. It is a significant milestone for Excelfore to be recognized by such an important company in the automotive industry.”
The ZF Supplier Awards 2018 are awarded to ZF suppliers who have excelled at achieving outstanding performance over the past year. There were seven winners across four categories this year: Production Material, Non Production Material, Innovation and Digitalization. press.zf.com
Excelfore creates innovative middleware solutions for in-vehicle and vehicle-to-cloud smart mobility networks. Excelfore has created the eSync™ system, a software-based platform for bi-directional communications with numerous ECUs and sensors in cars, enabling Over the Air (OTA) updates to software, as well as retrieval of valuable operating data for integrated vehicle health management. This helps reduce vehicle recalls, potentially saving automakers billions of dollars every year, while enhancing the driving public’s safety and convenience.
ZF and Excelfore are among the five founding companies in the eSync Alliance, an open trade association which uses the architecture and interfaces of the eSync system to create a multicompany platform for providing a secure data pipeline to all electronic devices within modern vehicles. www.esyncalliance.org
Excelfore, located in Silicon Valley, is an innovative provider of cloud platform and connectivity applications. It provides middleware solutions for smart mobility networks that enable OEMs and suppliers to build the next generation of smart and autonomous vehicles, fleets and associated infrastructure. Excelfore products include protocol stacks for in-vehicle Ethernet time-sensitive networking, the cloud-to-vehicle eSync™ system for OTA updates and data gathering, as well as the AI-based eLearn™ platform for data aggregation and integrated vehicle health. www.excelfore.com
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