Fremont, CA. Baidu has chosen to work with Excelfore to provide Over-The-Air (OTA) updates and data assembly for its eSync platform on its Apollo Project.
The Apollo Project will provide a reliable and secure software platform for those creating autonomous driving systems sans the demand for duplicated code and development effort. The project’s global partners include BMW, Bosch, BYD, Daimler AG, Delphi, Dongfeng, FAW, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, Volkswagen China and ZTE.
The eSync platform uses a server-client-agent architecture to manufacture a secure bi-directional data pipeline that connects the cloud and a variety electronic end devices in a vehicle, updating software and firmware OTA, collecting real-time operating data from any of the end devices in the vehicle.
"With OTA updates and data gathering becoming increasingly important, particularly for autonomous vehicles, we see eSync as a valuable addition to the Apollo Project and its adopters worldwide, and we look forward to moving forward together in partnership with Excelfore," said Baidu IDG Intelligent Vehicle Business Unit’s GM, Gu Weihao.
"Apollo is truly an industry-changing project. The eSync platform can accelerate the development of this groundbreaking move to autonomous driving,” said Excelfore’s CEO, Shrinath Acharya. “We have steadily increased our presence since establishing Excelfore China in 2017, and now have programs underway with several top Chinese automakers. We have a strong cadre of engineering and customer support staff providing direct, locally-based assistance to Chinese carmakers."