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Secure Software Updates Over the Air for the Connected Car: ATS Advanced Telematic Systems Presents OTA Plus at Mobile World Congress

BERLIN and BARCELONA, Spain, February 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In connected cars, over-the-air updates are rapidly becoming a mandatory feature, whether for critical bug fixes, scheduled updates, or new service offerings. ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a software technology company from Berlin, presents its newly developed, open-standards-based software solution OTA Plus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

In order to carry out planned software updates-or unplanned critical bug fixes-over-the-air updates (SOTA) are becoming a mandatory feature for connected cars. In addition, consumers expect smartphone-like mobile entertainment features in their dashboard. Furthermore, the head unit of connected cars will soon become a direct marketing channel for OEMs. OTA software updates make all of that possible.

ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a technology company from Berlin with branches in Tokyo and Taipei, presents OTA Plus, its newly developed, open-standards-based software solution for over-the-air updates in connected vehicles at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

OTA Plus is a complete suite for data transfer, data management, secure transmission, validation, and deployment of software updates remotely to a fleet of vehicles. OTA Plus is based on the open source solution GENIVI SOTA, which was commissioned by GENIVI and developed by ATS. GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance of leading automotive OEMs and suppliers. Among the members are the car makers BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The OTA Plus suite is compliant with GENIVI's standards and can integrate easily and efficiently with existing or new software platforms.

In Barcelona, ATS will demonstrate its latest innovations aboard its concept car, which is presented at the booth of Acer (Hall 1 / 1G50).

About ATS Advanced Telematic Systems 

ATS is a software technology company providing data-driven business solutions to develop and manage ecosystems around connected cars. The company provides innovative ideas and ready-to-deploy, open-standards-based solutions to OEMs, Tier 1s, and service providers. Headquartered in Berlin, ATS operates regional hubs in Tokyo and Taipei.

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Press release (extended version including quotes from ATS CEO Armin G. Schmidt and Maverick Shih, president of Acer's BYOC and Tablet Business Group):

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Phone: +49-175-167-0891

SOURCE ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH