IIC Launches Automotive Over-the-Air Updates Testbed

IIC Launches Automotive Over-the-Air Updates Testbed

The Industrial IoT Consortium® (IIC™) announced the IIC Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Testbed to show manufacturers how to deploy, update, and replace software on a fleet of vehicles or devices remotely. “The IIC Automotive OTA Updates Testbed seamlessly bridges the IT to OT gap,” said Dr. James J. Hunt, CTO of aicas and one of the IIC testbed leads. “It shows manufacturers how to produce effective and trustworthy electrified, autonomous automobiles for the future.”

Read more in the Official Press Release!

aicas joins Automotive Grade Linux

aicas joins Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies, announced aicas, AVL, and Citos as new Bronze members.

“aicas’ software platforms provide the connectivity, flexibility, and ROI-focused efficiency that are critical as automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers adapt to the demands of software-defined vehicles,” said James Hunt, CTO of aicas. “As an active member of the AGL community, we will be able to work closely with our industry peers to develop open-source solutions that support emerging mobility and connected car applications.”


aicas Joins Automotive Grade Linux to Accelerate Development of Open-Source Intelligent Vehicle Solutions

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – aicas has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) to support the collaborative cross-industry efforts to develop an open-source platform for connected car technologies.

AGL is an open-source project at the Linux Foundation that brings together automakers, suppliers, and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all in-vehicle technologies, from infotainment to autonomous driving.

“aicas’ software platforms are relied on to provide the connectivity, flexibility, and ROI-focused efficiency that are critical for automotive OEMs and their tier one suppliers as the industry shifts towards software-defined vehicles,” said James Hunt, CTO of aicas. “As an active member of the AGL community we are better able to work closely with our industry peers and develop open-source solutions with long-range support of emerging mobility and connected car applications.”

aicas brings nearly 20 years expertise to AGL. The company’s platforms have been used by half of the world’s largest auto industry leaders and have been used to connect more than 20 million devices. aicas’ JamaicaCAR family of products offer cross-platform support for developing scalable software platforms with consistent and secure device-to-cloud connectivity. aicas products are sought after for faster, simplified development and access to in-vehicle data that delivers actionable insights. aicas uniquely provides developers the flexibility to overcome unique hardware, software, safety and security challenges, including full life cycle access to systems for updating code and creating and delivering new vehicle insights.

“aicas’ experience and expertise in software for integrating hardware and systems will be a tremendous benefit to the AGL community,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We are excited to have aicas join us as we enable embedded software developers bring full-featured products to market that use AGL.”

The areas of expertise aicas brings to AGL include developing solutions for secure access to the right data at the right time with a focus on agile delivery of autonomous functions, infotainment systems, telematics, and fleet management.

About aicas
The largest automotive and industrial companies rely on aicas embedded software platforms to connect millions of devices and intelligent vehicles, with security, modularity, and portability. Founded by technology and academic leaders in Karlsruhe, Germany, aicas serves customers from offices in Europe and North American.

2019: A Year of Empowering Things in Realtime

2019: A Year of Empowering Things in Realtime

In 2019, aicas built on what we’ve learned from customers using our legacy products and laid the groundwork to introduce new products and services to deliver the full power of the IoT deeper into a range of industries, from telco and industrial, to automotive and more.

As IoT use cases expanded, aicas too broadened our portfolio of solutions at an embedded application level, and at a global level expanded our work within trade and industry organizations to continue guiding industries with leadership standards and more.

2019 was an exciting year for aicas, as we developed distribution partnerships and watched our licensed product usage grow by millions.


To meet the Israeli tech industry’s need for embedded tools with critical, realtime capabilities, We partnered with regional tech and services provider ITEC, Ltd who will provide regional pre- and post-technical sales support for aicas’ JamaicaVM.

Together with France-based ISIT, Ltd. we’re accelerating distribution of our embedded real-time solutions to customers in Western Europe. This partnership opens access to our tools for commercial application development across the region.

At Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, we participated alongside IoT and Cloud innovators to explore the impactful ways businesses are being guided through architecture and connected security solutions.


To accelerate development of Industry 4.0, and improve our ability to support the IoT initiative in the OSGi Alliance, aicas upgraded its OSGiTM Alliance membership to Principal Member IoT bridges the gap between Information Technology (OT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems, and the aicas team brings its experience with Realtime JavaTM to the OSGi Alliance and its standards.


Together with AASA and LHP Engineering Solutions, aicas GmbH we demonstrated the solution for realtime security against connected cyber attacks. The first-of-a-kind solution for realtime detection and mitigation of cyber intrusions and vehicle-to-vehicle data sharing, was introduced at IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

aicas is leading Java into Industry 4.0. The Java Community Process Group accepted our revised and updated guidelines for continued Java-based IoT realtime development. Some 25 years after this programming language became the network computing building blocks, our update was accepted as a refinement of semantics, scheduling, synchronization, memory management, and more, which speak directly to IoT development.

At the OSGi Community event during eclipsecon Europe in Ludwisburg, we explored the problems with realtime sensor data processing and actuator control that are arising at the edge of IoT systems. We outlined expanded OSGi as a solution for online updatability, composition and application reconfigurability in terms of realtime Java’s ability to standardize programmability layers for applications with strict execution and performance requirements.


We partnered with Klika Tech for an exhibition and presentation on intelligent vehicle solutions at the Embedded Tech Expo & Conference, in San Jose, CA, taking time to discuss tech trends and the future of embedded systems and Industrial IoT.

At TU Automotive in Detroit, aicas was among the leaders discussing the future of auto tech and innovation at this event in the heart of Motor City. We delivered a first-hand perspective on the latest connected and autonomous car strategies and the hardware and software needed to manage new products and services


At the IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, CA, our leadership team led discussions on realtime technology and IoT solutions as driver of digital transformation for automotive and industrial operations.


We led a Realtime Edge Computing discussion at IoT Tech Expo in London with a focus on edge computing in realtime for a digital twin.

For Hannover Messe, we participated to highlight the power of Jamaica-IoT for over the air updates. We shared our experience in tailored embedded solutions to collect and monitor data from multiple sources and explored with attendees our vision for open standards for solutions to easily connect multiple edge devices, small boards and end-point sensors.


Together with Klika Tech we introduced a seamless integration of Amazon Alexa Auto and aicas realtime technology as a new standard for connected vehicle control. Introduced during our presentation at Embedded World 2019, the collaborative integration connected drivers through voice recognition and real-time information from the vehicle and the world around them.

We surpassed a 15 Million Licensed Applications milestone with JamaicaCAR– which by year’s end climbed to 17 million Tier-1 automakers and suppliers relying on our technology as an integral component of connected cars.

IIC Journal of Innovation – Shades of Digital Twinning

IIC Journal of Innovation – Shades of Digital Twinning

An article about Digital Twins by aicas CEO Dr. James J. Hunt was published in the November Issue of the IIC Consortium magazine “Journal of Innovation“.

The article is titled “Shades of Digital Twinning“.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is proliferating with the advent of affordable and accessible processors and sensors enabling more businesses to discover the value in connecting devices to their Information Technology (IT)systems. Sensors for devices are readily available and the cloud has become ubiquitous. Low-cost data storage and analysis for processing vast amounts of data are all merging with new wireless protocols into a powerful force for digital industrial transformation.”

The full text is available as a PDF file.

“New Electronics” Article on IVI featuring our CEO

“New Electronics” Article on IVI featuring our CEO

The “New Electronics” magazine published an article in cooperation with aicas CEO Dr. James J. Hunt, who shared his insights into IVI trends and “Tomorrow’s Infotainment“. The in-vehicle infotainment experience is set to change drastically over the next few years. Stay up to date and ahead of the curve with our solutions.

You can read the article online in the March issue of New Electronics starting on page 27 or download the article (pdf) directly.