Creating a Cloud Platform to Solve the Automotive Recall Nightmare
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The 21st-century vehicle depends just as much on software than hardware. Software is constantly evolving, so how are automakers keeping up to meet the growing demand for connected and autonomous vehicles? Answering that question and more, In the Cloud host Hilary Kennedy welcomed Hemant Sikaria, CEO of Sibros. Sibros is an automated cloud solution that manages software for connected vehicles.
“Connectivity is key to have autonomous and electric vehicles. Without a connectivity and management platform, you can’t have the modern vehicle,” Sikaria said.
“Even if someone is giving a command to a vehicle, it will still check the environment and be self-protecting. It will use its sensor and data to make the right decision.” – Heman Sikaria
After dealing with a frustrating process of recalls on vehicles that needed software updates, the idea of Sibros came to him. “It was surprising to me there wasn’t a better solution, Sikaria noted.
After all, 90 million cars are sold every year, so a productized platform makes sense. “There are both safety and security benefits for connected cars. Data collection from vehicles can help improve the safety of the vehicle,” Sikaria commented.
However, some may feel anxious about connectivity on this level due to the chance of a hack. Hollywood has stoked these worries, but Sikaria explained it’s far-fetched.
“Even if someone is giving a command to a vehicle, it will still check the environment and be self-protecting. It will use its sensor and data to make the right decision.”
The company works with many manufacturers, making it easy to integrate and at no cost. “We offer a product-based solution and usually pilot first. We continue to see quick adoption to our platform as manufacturers evolve into software companies.”