The eSync Alliance is a multi-company initiative for end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) updating and data services for the connected car. The Alliance is based around eSync, a multi-vendor OTA platform of server and embedded software, which provides a secure bi-directional data pipeline between the cloud and electronic end devices in vehicles. eSync can deliver and update software and firmware over-the-air, while collecting real-time operational data from in-car devices. Leveraging a global network of co-operating suppliers, the eSync system can help prevent increasingly costly and inconvenient vehicle recalls, as well as creating new opportunities for carmakers to enhance vehicle software and features on vehicles in the field.
Frantz Lohier, Chief Technology Officer at Faurecia Clarion Electronics said, "Joining the eSync Alliance will enable Faurecia to participate more widely in the technology of the connected car and develop new affordable solutions to enhance the digital user experience inside the Cockpit of the Future. Consumers today expect digital continuity between home, office and car. Being part of a wider ecosystem will enable us to accelerate the market introduction of new connected technologies and services. We look forward to working closely with the other companies of the Alliance to standardize the automotive data pipeline to the cloud."
Rick Kreifeldt, Executive Director at the eSync Alliance, said, "Faurecia is at the center of the technology revolution in today's automotive sector, addressing four megatrends which are accelerating change: connectivity, autonomous driving, ride-sharing and electrification. Adding Faurecia to the membership of our open alliance brings an important voice to the collaboration on the eSync specifications, and helps drive the key benefits of standardizing the data pipeline from the cloud to the many diverse edge devices in the connected car."
Faurecia's vision for the Cockpit of the Future is to provide a more versatile, predictive and connected environment to enable occupants to make the most of their time on board. Connectivity will allow continuous monitoring and upgrading of the vehicle and will provide access to a wide range of services for car occupants, including safety and on-board user experiences for comfort, well-being, productivity and entertainment.
About the eSync™ Alliance
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, potentially saving billions of dollars per year for automakers. By working together in the Alliance, companies benefit from a simplified development environment made possible by a standardized yet customizable open platform. The eSync Alliance was formed by five founding companies: Alpine, Excelfore, Hella, Molex and ZF. The Alliance is based around the eSync™ platform of cloud software and in-vehicle embedded firmware, providing a secure data pipeline to any number of devices within a vehicle. Further information at www.esyncalliance.org
Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With around 300 sites including 37 R&D centers and 115,000 employees in 37 countries, Faurecia is a global leader in its four areas of business: Seating, Interiors, Clarion Electronics and Clean Mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for the "Cockpit of the Future" and "Sustainable Mobility". In 2019, the Group posted sales of €17.8 billion. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC Next 20 index. For more information, please visit www.faurecia.com
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