Denso invests US$5m in connected vehicle technology company

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To further advance and accelerate the development of over-the-air (OTA) systems, Japanese mobility supplier Denso has invested US$5m in Airbiquity, a leader in connected vehicle services.

OTA systems for wirelessly updating automotive software from a remote location are a critical connected car component, and something the automotive industry will rely on with the rise of autonomous and electric vehicles.

The investment will help move the development of OTA systems along for secure and highly reliable technology. Denso is also working with Japanese car maker Toyota to deploy its OTA systems and will take advantage of Airbiquity’s engineering capabilities and resources.

“Denso envisions a future where people everywhere enjoy the freedom and convenience of mobility. That’s why we’ve been actively and aggressively investing in and teaming up with industry-leading partners like Airbiquity to deliver safe and reliable automated driving technology,” said Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures at Denso.

“Secure OTA systems that update and control vehicle functionality are a key component in tomorrow’s connected car.”

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