Published: June 14, 2016 | Erlangen, Germany
Elektrobit (EB) has recently unveiled EB cadian, a cloud-based service for focused and customizable remote analysis of vehicle performance. EB cadian will provide carmakers with a new tool to deliver insights they can leverage to optimize the value chain, save time and money in vehicle development and maintenance.
Remote analytics solutions are particularly effective in the continuous evolution of the fleet. In the web-frontend of EB cadian, carmakers can create specific, on-demand surveys without the need for permanent data transfer, and collect a wide variety of usage and performance data from sources like driver assistance components, battery life, emissions and infotainment systems. Surveys are customizable, enabling carmakers to focus on the data they really need and minimizing the data transfer. In addition, the service allows carmakers to determine a very specific target group for the surveys, for example collecting data only from vehicles with a certain engine type, hardware component or software version.
Roger C. Lanctot, associate director of automotive research for Strategy Analytics, said:
Remote analytics open up new possibilities for carmakers. They can use performance data to promptly identify hardware or software issues and incorporate the information in current or future fleet development. This will enable them to offer the highest-performing and most user-friendly vehicles with a shorter time-to-market.
EB cadian securely stores survey data in a scalable cloud environment that carmakers can tailor to their current needs and fleet size. EB cadian uses a unique algorithm to analyze the data collected, producing information that can help carmakers continuously optimize their vehicles throughout the whole product lifecycle. A better understanding of the vehicle components gives carmakers the information they need to choose the best suppliers for their products. Standardized interfaces ensure that additional applications, either from EB or the carmaker’s own solutions, can be integrated.
Dr. Rainer Holve, Head of Connected Car at Elektrobit, said:
Remote analytics allow carmakers to create value out of the data from their fleet. By remotely evaluating vehicle performance, EB cadian enables them to optimize the development and customer service.