The traditional supply chain is being redefined by non-traditional technology companies in order to support vastly increasing levels of automotive innovation.
The traditional supply chain is being redefined by non-traditional technology companies in order to support vastly increasing levels of automotive innovation.
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Cybertech New Tier for Automotive Global Supply Chain

| Editor: Nicole Kareta

GuardKnox, a provider of computing solutions for the automotive industry, has taken the current paradigm shift in this branch as an opportunity to launch a new Cybertech Tier.

Specifically designed to work with Tier 1, OEMs and aftermarket suppliers, GuardKnox has created a new category for software-defined and service-oriented vehicles - the Cybertech Tier.

Rapidly evolving consumer demands and expectations, as well as technological breakthroughs, are requiring the automotive industry to undergo a paradigm shift in how vehicles are designed and built. The traditional supply chain is being redefined by non-traditional technology companies in order to support vastly increasing levels of automotive innovation.

Cybertech Tier companies are ushering in the paradigm shift by delivering software and hardware solutions that allow for multiple functionalities in vehicle architecture and components that are secure by design. Cybertech Tier suppliers deliver application-oriented platforms that support the integration of new apps and services, high speed connectivity, and customizable in-vehicle experiences. This empowers new and innovative players from the Cybertech Tier to enter the traditional vehicle ecosystem where they can complement, support and open new revenue streams for Tier 1s, OEMs, and aftermarket suppliers.

As the first Cybertech Tier supplier, GuardKnox’s patented product line is applicable to any mobility platform and is specifically designed to address the evolving needs of the automotive industry, all while ensuring a safe and reliable driving experience. GuardKnox’s flexible, scalable, and secure products serve as the foundation for added connectivity, infotainment services, applications, amenities, and vehicle personalization and customization. In addition, GuardKnox enables fast over-the-air (OTA) updates, allowing for the upgrading and customization of software and certain hardware components. GuardKnox optimizes system engineering and architecture for current and next-gen vehicles and can seamlessly integrate into existing or next-gen E/E architectures.

“The era of the software-defined vehicle has arrived, and OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are looking to non-traditional technology companies to introduce innovative solutions,” said Moshe Shlisel, Co-Founder and CEO of GuardKnox. “The Cybertech Tier lays the groundwork for the automotive industry to quickly adapt to the new paradigm and to design and build the next generation of vehicles. Cybertech Tier suppliers are paving the path towards the personalized in-vehicle user experience drivers are demanding. We look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders across the industry to integrate advanced hardware and software that is high-powered and secure at its core.”

GuardKnox is currently working toward series production with four leading Tier 1 suppliers in Europe and APAC, as well as OEMs and aftermarket suppliers in the US.