Airbiquity provider of connected car services, announced it now supports SmartDeviceLink (SDL), a content integration approach for connected car programs with reduced implementation complexity. SmartDeviceLink was developed as part of the GENIVI Alliance and is available as open source.
SDL uses pre-defined templates that are shared between applications, and has recently become a candidate for standardized content integration. While SDL does minimize design complexity for automakers, it presents several trade-offs notes Airbiquity such as
- Reduced cloud-based application management capabilities.
- Minimized application policy management to mitigate driver distractions.
- Inability to support on-demand over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
Automakers deploying infotainment programs using SDL content can now have the best of both worlds by working with Airbiquity, which has mitigated SDL application trade-offs by leveraging its proprietary mobile integration technology, content integration expertise, and Choreo platform back-end-management features. Airbiquity can now provide automakers with SDL-enabled access to a portfolio of more than 40 high-quality applications with enhanced features and functionality, robust back-end application management and policy controls, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
Airbiquity’s Choreo service delivery platform provides flexible and scalable connected car service delivery from the cloud. Choreo integrates the diverse spectrum of vehicle systems, connectivity devices, communication networks, back office IT systems, and content and service providers required for traditional and emerging connected car services. Choreo’s open architecture design enables both end-to-end service delivery or component level integration into existing services and multi-party clouds. Over six million vehicles connect to Choreo daily, generating hundreds of millions of monthly transactions.