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The eSync Alliance announces Aptiv as its latest member

The eSync Alliance announces that Aptiv has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to build an industry-wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market.

The eSync™ Alliance is an industry initiative to drive a multi-company solution for over-the-air (OTA) updates and diagnostics data in the automotive electronics space. Together through the Alliance, companies can potentially save billions of dollars per year for automakers. A simplified development environment made possible by a standardized yet customizable open platform. The Alliance is based around the eSync™ platform of cloud and embedded components, initially developed by Excelfore, for providing a secure data pipeline to devices within a vehicle.

Aptiv's software and vehicle architecture enable the advanced safety, automated driving, user experience, and connected services that are making the future of mobility work.

Lee Bauer, VP, Smart Vehicle Architecture and Advanced Engineering at Aptiv, said, "eSync provides a bi-directional pipeline that can reach any device inside a vehicle, simultaneously handling both OTA updates and data gathering. The standardization offered by the eSync Alliance will enable eSync to become widely-adopted, helping the entire automotive industry to benefit from the technology."

Mike Gardner, Executive Director at the eSync Alliance, said, "I'm delighted to welcome Aptiv to the eSync Alliance. It is one of the leading software and systems technologies integrators in the automotive industry, positioned right at the forefront of solving the challenges of mobility."

With software recalls estimated to have cost some $3 billion in the USA in 2016 alone, the eSync system aims to help prevent increasingly costly and inconvenient vehicle recalls. It provides new opportunities for carmakers to enhance vehicle software and features on vehicles in the field.

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