Multi-ECU Over-the-Air Software Updates for Autonomous Vehicles by Airbiquity®

Efficient, Secure, and Highly Scalable ECU Software Updates and Data Management

Airbiquity® and Renesas are preparing for the autonomous-driving era today by integrating Airbiquity’s OTAmatic™ software and data management offering into the Renesas R-Car H3 automotive computing platform, serving as system-on-chip (SoC) in-vehicle processors for efficient, secure, and highly-scalable ECU software updates and data management. This demonstration highlights the interoperability between Airbiquity’s cloud-based over-the-air (OTA) service delivery capability and Renesas’ SoC automotive computing platform technology for high-performance, standards-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-everything (V2X), and autonomous driving applications.


Renesas R-Car H3 Automotive Computing Platform

  • Compliant with ISO 26262 (ASIL-B) functionality safety standard for automotive
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) for automotive using new architecture, enabling highest performance level
  • Availability of SIP modules with external memory to reduce design workload

Airbiquity OTAmatic™ software and data management cloud service delivery

  • Manages single and multi-ECU software updates, including Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS) updates for secondary and legacy ECUs
  • Manages multiple software update installations, including firmware, system, applications, and HMI
  • Dynamic and flexible data management with definable collection (frequency, triggers, logs, DTCs), multiple bus sources (CAN, Ethernet, MOST, FlexRay), and customized and upgradeable in-vehicle analytics
  • Advanced OTA software update orchestration, including pre-conditions, priorities, and dependencies, as well as fault and error detection, recovery, and rollback
  • Standards-based security integration, including PKI, PSK, TLS 1.2, and Choreo Certificate Management
  • Campaign-specific consumer notifications via in-vehicle displays and smartphone app HMI

Back-end service management portal with step-by-step campaign configuration process and results reporting