OTA Connect User Guide

Introduction

Learn what OTA Connect is and why you should use it.

What is OTA Connect?

HERE OTA Connect is a highly secure, open OTA software management solution, designed specifically for the automotive industry to transfer data, software and firmware in a cost effective and scalable manner. This technology enables software-based vehicle updates and upgrades that can reduce costly recalls, introduce new on-demand functionality for user satisfaction and pave the way for new revenue opportunities inside of the vehicle.

Why use OTA Connect?

For starters, it’s highly secure. HERE OTA Connect was developed according to the Uptane framework, one of the first comprehensive automotive security frameworks available. Supported by the U.S Department of Homeland Security, Uptane is a collaboration between researchers, regulators and the automotive industry to design a new standard for secure OTA updates.

It’s also completely open source, so you don’t have to worry about being tied to a proprietary solution and you can customize it according to your requirements.

It also has a great set of features. You can use it to create targeted update campaigns, monitor existing campaigns and securely update map data, software and firmware inside a vehicle. You can use our developer tools to enable OTA updates on your devices and our user interface to distribute updates to those devices.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is primarily intended for campaign managers who want an in-depth understanding of how to deploy software updates that their developers have prepared. You don’t need any technical skills to follow these instructions, but helps if you already have some experience managing sofware deployments in the automotive industry.