Hitachi Completed Development of the OTA Software Update Solution for Autonomous Driving Systems

Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Clarion Co., Ltd. today announced that they have developed the OTA (Over The Air) Software Update Solution for wirelessly updating ECU (Electronic Control Unit) software, forming a core technology for supporting next-generation vehicles such as autonomous driving vehicles and connected cars. It is a one-stop solution that uses the technology of the Hitachi Group to provide high-reliability transmission of software updates from data centers to vehicles, and takes one-tenth the time previously required for such updates. The new solution is scheduled to be available in 2018.