Airbiquity, a developer of connected vehicle services, is to partner with Cyngn, an autonomous vehicle (AV) technology provider.
Cyngn’s flagship product, DriveMod, is an end-to-end autonomy solution which the company says can be flexibly deployed on multiple vehicle types in various environments. By integrating this with Airbiquity’s OTAmatic over-the-air software management platform, the duo say companies will be able to invest in industrial AV technology to immediately generate revenue while being prepared to tackle future challenges.
Industrial AV solutions often require companies to replace their entire existing vehicle fleet. The Airbiquity and Cyngn partnership claims to shift this paradigm. The technology stack resulting from this partnership will, it is claimed, enable companies operating in the materials handling market to securely evolve their vehicle fleets into AV systems that can be updated and refined over time, leading to increased autonomous fleet management efficiency and up-time.
“On the heels of announcing our OTAmatic expansion into non-automotive industry vehicles, this partnership is further validation of the need for safe and secure industrial grade over-the-air software update management technology to ensure that autonomous vehicles are running most efficiently,” said Kamyar Moinzadeh, president and CEO of Airbiquity. “Working with Cyngn, we have the opportunity to help guide the future of autonomous vehicles and make our technology accessible to more industries.”
OTAmatic is an over-the-air (OTA) software and data management solution that securely orchestrates and automates connected vehicle software updates and data management from the cloud. Businesses are able use OTAmatic to efficiently plan and execute OTA campaigns with refined vehicle and device targeting, discrete policy and privacy controls, customizable user communications, and solution deployment flexibility.
“Autonomous vehicle fleets generate vast amounts of data, which we leverage to derive greater insights and create opportunities for increased efficiency,” added Cyngn’s CEO Lior Tal. “By using Airbiquity’s most advanced and industry-proven over-the-air update technology, companies gain access to these ever-expanding capabilities without disrupting their daily operations.”
DriveMod meanwhile is Cyngn’s full-stack autonomous vehicle solution, said to deliver intelligent analytics, artificial intelligence, advanced safety features, and self-driving capabilities for industrial vehicles. The technology is vehicle agnostic, working across all kinds of industrial vehicles, regardless of age, vehicle type or manufacturer. As such, fleets of all shapes and sizes can be equipped to drive autonomously via a retrofit or by having systems embedded directly into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicles at assembly.