Fujitsu, VMware move towards IoT solutions for automobile industry

Fujitsu OTA Reprogramming solution will be combined with VMware IoT solutions

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Fujitsu, VMware move towards IoT solutions for automobile industry Fujitsu and VMware will provide multiple technologies as part of the one-stop cloud service for connected cars. (Getty Images )
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  April 11, 2017

Fujitsu and VMware have extended their joint collaboration to bring IoT solutions for the automobile industry.

Under the collaboration the Fujitsu OTA Reprogramming solution will be combined with VMware IoT solutions to enable manufacturers and partners move forward with connected cars and autonomous driving.   

Fujitsu and VMware will provide multiple technologies as part of the one-stop cloud service for connected cars. Fujitsu will provide security technologies mounted through the business of Fujitsu feature phones and smartphones from automobile development sites to the assembly factories and throughout the automobile's lifecycle.

VMware's IoT solutions combined with Fujitsu's OTA Reprogramming solution will enable automobile manufacturers to quickly provide OTA software updates as necessary to all the devices in a car. 

Shikou Kikuta, SVP, head of Mobility IoT Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited, said: "For our OTA Reprograming solution, as we are seeing increasing demands from automobile manufacturers and their tier 1 components manufacturers as a global standard, we will provide an OTA platform for connected cars by integrating VMware IoT solutions into our secure and effective OTA Reprograming solution."

Mimi Spier, ‎vice president, Internet of Things, VMware, added: "The connected car industry continues to proliferate, and innovative and sophisticated technologies play a key role in the way automobile manufacturers can create a unique and enjoyable experience for drivers."

Starting with developments for the automotive industry, Fujitsu and VMware will also collaborate to expand their combined offerings of differentiated services in the mobility space.

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