The eSync Alliance announces that Aptiv has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to build an industry-wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market.

Aptiv’s software and vehicle architecture expertise enables the advanced safety, automated driving, user experience, and connected services that are making the future of mobility work.

The eSync Alliance is an industry initiative established to build a high-confidence, multi-vendor path for end-to-end secure over-the-air (OTA) and data services for the connected car, through a global network of co-operating suppliers. Members of the eSync Alliance include AlpsAlpine, Excelfore, HELLA, Molex and ZF, among others.

The Alliance is based around eSync, a platform of cloud and embedded software solutions that provides a secure data pipeline between the cloud and electronic end devices in vehicles. eSync can deliver and update software and firmware over-the-air, and can collect real-time diagnostics and telematics data from end devices in the vehicle.

With software recalls estimated to have cost some $3 billion in the USA in 2016 alone, the eSync system aims to help prevent increasingly costly and inconvenient vehicle recalls. It provides new opportunities for carmakers to enhance vehicle software and features on vehicles in the field.