Better Vehicles Faster. The Future of Vehicle Knowledge Management
The transportation industry has come a long way over the past century. The transition from horse and buggy to 1,000+ horsepower engines and electric hybrid vehicles happened relatively quickly in the larger scheme of human civilization. Of course, with that kind of explosive technological advancement, some growing pains were inevitable.
Today’s vehicles are smarter than ever. The average commercial production vehicle rolling off the line has more intelligence under the hood than the so-called supercomputers that took up several rooms just a few short decades ago. Unfortunately, in many respects, manufacturing models are only now just beginning to catch up with those advances.
More intelligent machines require more intelligent means of production, tracking and updating. From engineering to engine line issue resolution and every step in between, today’s high-tech vehicles require a higher level of maintenance and production management capabilities.
Vehicle knowledge management (Premio) is the science that drives everything they do at Movimento. In order to provide their customers with the most advanced automotive diagnostics products, vehicle tracking, software reflashing services and fleet management solutions possible, Movimento is always developing new ideas and innovations.
For example, Movimento’s research and development team is currently fine-tuning the technology that will soon allow every vehicle to go online anywhere in the world and download the latest software updates to its operating system. As cloud-based network technologies continue to advance and wireless bandwidths increase worldwide, the Company looks forward to making the Venturo™ link solution commercially available. Given the increasingly pressing industry need for automotive software updating, the potential for this cloud-based automotive software updating and diagnostics technology is market-changing.
The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, with additional offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Hinckley, England.
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The automobile market is driving forward at breakneck pace. As technological advancements change their capabilities and open more doors, it has become more critical than ever to keep vehicles (and vehicle software) up to date. Consumers are clamoring for more advanced features, better technology and more customizable software in their vehicles. From navigation systems to autonomous parking, cars seem to be built with more software than hardware!
Automobile software is always changing. Whether these changes result from consumer shifts, manufacturer recalls or automotive warranties, the result is the same: Automotive OEMs and the rest of the supply chain need reliable reflash technology to keep vehicles updated effectively.
Car manufacturers have had a turbulent few years: In 2012, General Motors issued 17 recalls involving 1.5 million vehicles; in 2013, 23 recalls were issued for 800,000 cars; and already in 2014, more than 29 mandatory recalls affected almost 13 million units worldwide.
At this point, voluntary and mandatory automobile recalls seem almost commonplace. But to automobile owners, dealerships and rental agencies, these recalls are devastating. Consumers are understandably wary, and if you don’t offer proof that your inventory is safe and up to date with new vehicle software, they’ll find someone who does.
For dealerships, recalls affect current inventory and future deliveries, which create serious problems for pending sales. Recalls also add a new burden: following up with past customers to make sure they’re aware of potential hazards.
PUMA 3: Vehicle Reflashing Revolutionized
In order to meet the automotive software updating needs of OEMs and component manufacturers worldwide, Movimento has developed the industry’s most technologically advanced vehicle reflashing and diagnostic device.
The PUMA 3 from Movimento represents a revolution in handheld vehicle reflash technology. Whether it’s utilized in R&D or workshop environments, this versatile and powerful handheld design provides an innovative level of user ease for stand-alone vehicle diagnostics and automotive software updating applications.
Altero: Expert Vehicle Reflash Solutions
Whether the need is a one-time ECU reflash emergency or require ongoing vehicle reflashing services to keep the production line moving smoothly, Movimento’s Altero method for vehicle reflashing meets all OEM automotive software updating and vehicle diagnostics needs.
What’s more, with Movimento as a partner, through its proactive Altero preparedness program, Movimento takes the time to learn individual customer’s unique requirements, preloading its line of advanced handheld vehicle reflash devices to meet the OEM customer’s exact specifications. The result is even faster response times to help automotive manufacturers keep production on schedule.
Premio: Vehicle Hardware and Software Integration
Movimento’s Premio solution is a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing the hardware and software status of major vehicle systems.
The Movimento Premio service package includes:
- Managed update of in-vehicle systems by a dedicated team of Movimento resources
- Updates to include hardware (new physical modules / displays) and software (firmware, calibrations)
- Movimento team proactively engages with the applicable vehicle owners to schedule updates
- VIN-specific data preparation of automotive software and calibration for accuracy and efficiency
- Complete traceability of all data written to and read from the system modules
- Diagnostic codes and error messages
- Historical record of changes and updates
- Access to system data via Nuvolo for defined OEM users as approved
- Access to module or system data via Nuvolo for OEM suppliers as approved
In addition to these core components, Movimento’s Premio services include data display and PUMA™ integration, as well as on-site fleet management by a dedicated team of experts.
Venturo: The Leading Software Reflash Technology
Keeping automobiles up to date is more critical than ever. From reducing recall and warranty costs to deploying customized software updates to any vehicle, it is all about delivering Better Vehicles Faster®.
Movimento Venturo is the market-leading software reflash technology providing secure and robust in-vehicle software updates. Think of it as a secure, wireless bridge that seamlessly connects both on-board and off-board environments.
Venturo technology enables Over-the-Air programming of software and firmware updates supporting all possible automotive communication network technologies, including but not limited to CAN, USB, Ethernet, Flexray, LIN and MOST. Venturo brings value throughout the vehicle development process, during vehicle assembly and directly to consumer vehicles.
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