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eSync technology takes centre stage at CES 2024
Sat, 6th Jan 2024

Over ten automakers, Tier-1 suppliers, and software-defined vehicle developers will showcase eSync technology at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event is scheduled to take place from 9-12 January in Las Vegas. According to reports, eSync technology will be integrated into products and demonstrations such as those by major brands like AWS, Aptiv, and Texas Instruments. eSync is recognised as the 'golden thread' running through software-defined vehicle developments.

eSync represents the automotive industry's only standardised bi-directional over-the-air (OTA) pipeline. This unique technology allows automakers to seamlessly deploy software updates across all areas of a vehicle while concurrently sending diagnostic data back to the manufacturer.

The technology is widely adopted amongst more than 30 OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers and has been incorporated into nearly 12 million vehicles worldwide. eSync has demonstrated how reliable and cohesive OTA can be developed, offering significant advantages over proprietary solutions.

The eSync Alliance, a non-profit trade association, plays a crucial role in the popularity of eSync technology. The association enables automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to collaborate on establishing a standard for OTA, encouraging developers of software-defined components throughout the vehicle to participate in discussions around OTA specifications. As a result, system development is achieved in a more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective manner throughout the supply chain.

The eSync Alliance will utilise the CES platform to demonstrate how eSync can be used to deploy OTA updates on containerised software, a critical component in the development of autonomous vehicles. Such software allows for the acceleration of autonomous driving software development, and through eSync's bi-directional data pipeline, real-time driving data can be used to enhance in-car software.

CES attendants will witness the integration of the eSync Alliance standardised OTA platform with the Autoware Foundation open-source autonomous vehicle software stack based on SOAFEE SIG service-oriented software architecture.

Mike Gardner, the Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, highlighted the significance of software-defined vehicles at CES 2024. He emphasised that these vehicles would be a major focus, and the key to their successful development lies in having a dependable, standardised bi-directional Over-The-Air (OTA) pipeline.

Gardner expressed pride in the eSync Alliance's visibility and widespread presence at the event, indicating its crucial role in OTA development. He also acknowledged the collaborative efforts of eSync Alliance members in establishing a unified and accessible specification for all involved in the industry.

Mike Gardner commented, "Software defined vehicles will undoubtedly be a major focus of CES 2024, with a reliable, standardised bi-directional OTA pipeline crucial to their successful development. eSync's visibility and proliferation throughout the show is testament to its importance within OTA development and the work done by members of the eSync Alliance to ensure there is a single, accessible specification for all."

The COVESA Networking Reception and Showcase at the Bellagio Hotel on January 9 will feature eSync alongside several brands showcasing their unique product demonstrations.