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Automaker CIOs Should Move Quickly to Implement Complete-System Over-the-Air Update Capability

Published: 02 February 2017

ID: G00318171

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey


The automobile industry will begin widespread adoption of OTA capability of software, which will provide benefits such as cost avoidance and new revenue streams. Automaker CIOs will need to lead efforts to support innovations in automotive and smart mobility.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • As vehicles become increasingly connected, software becomes a higher-value element, opening the way for automaker CIOs to leverage OTA updates to both save money and generate new revenue
  • Security concerns present automaker CIOs with a barrier that could impede OTA implementation
  • Autonomous vehicle technology and other advanced safety and mobility technology will require automaker CIOs to find ways to implement frequent changes to vehicle software

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