Built by a team with deep autotech and cloud industry roots, Sibros is one of the fastest growing connected vehicle platform companies. The company takes the complexity out of OEMs’ connected vehicle ecosystems by connecting and managing vehicles with a unified platform for remote data collection, software updates, and commands. Some of the many automakers they’re working with include Bajaj Auto, Volta Trucks, e.GO, and Mahindra.
Interview with Hemant Sikaria, CEO & Co-Founder of Sibros.
Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
Hemant Sikaria: Sibros’ connected vehicle platform enhances the connected mobility industry for consumers by enabling original equipment manufacturers with a full suite of connected vehicle services, including over-the-air updates, configurable data logging and remote commands. The technology is agnostic and supports any vehicle architecture – from gas, hybrid, EV passenger vehicles to agriculture and construction equipment to bikes and motorcycles while meeting rigorous safety, security and compliance standards.
E.E: What’s new about your products?
H.S: Deep Connected Platform (DCP) by Sibros, is a full stack vehicle-to-cloud system that orchestrates three core pillars for connected vehicle management: 1) data logging 2) software updates 3) remote commands. By combining these pillars in a single unified solution, DCP offers unparalleled control, visibility and governance over all embedded software and data across global fleets, from day zero to product decommissioning. Purpose-built for automotive OEMs and future mobility, DCP works on all major electrical architectures and meets rigorous international safety, security, and privacy compliance requirements out-of-the-box. With DCP, automakers can accelerate start-of-production, reduce code defects or recalls and optimize product development while improving vehicle features and functionality at cloud-scale.
E.E: What are the ranges of products you offer?
H.S: The Sibros Deep Connected Platform was designed with three pillars in mind: over-the-air (OTA) updates, real-time data collection, and remote commands for every vehicle component. What it does is enables OEMs to accelerate product time-to-market, reduce recall costs, innovate new connected services, and enhance vehicle functionality and safety for the full vehicle lifecycle. The robust and scalable platform for automotive companies streamlines software management, enhances vehicle performance, and delivers an improved user experience to their customers.
E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
H.S: The ongoing transition toward electric and autonomous vehicles has sparked a notable emphasis on the emergence of software-defined vehicles. Nowadays, we’re seeing a huge uptick in interest from automakers realizing the need for a connected ecosystem as customers want an easy and convenient vehicle experience. We’re only going to continue to see more and more automakers pushing for OTA updates and data collection as these vehicles keep getting smarter.
E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
H.S: A general trend we’re seeing throughout the automotive industry is the desire for seamless software updates to enhance functionality, performance, and security. Automakers will continue to look for ways to stay up to date with technological advancements and deliver continuous improvement to vehicles throughout its lifecycle. The challenge we see playing out is around data security and privacy. But with the right partner who can provide sophisticated, multi-layered security, automakers do not need to worry about the impact of cyber-attacks.
E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
H.S: Connectivity is key to streamlining and expediting the evolution of mobility. Vehicles today are not only defined by the software that runs within them, but they are also dependent on the automaker’s ability to update that software, similar to how an iPhone is remotely updated today without having to bring the device into a dealer. One of the most innovative products is Sibros’ Deep Connected Platform which offers a full suite of connected solutions that enables flexible data logging, over-the-air (OTA) updates, fleet management, remote commands and advanced analytics for the full lifecycle of the vehicle. By offering an agnostic solution that is compatible with most vehicle architectures – think 2 to 4-wheeler vehicles – automakers can quickly and easily integrate the technology into existing products, eliminating manufacturing and R&D delays.
E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?
H.S: The automotive industry is changing at an unprecedented speed. Given the rapidly ever-changing technology landscape, we’re going to continue to see advancements in technology, changes in consumer demand, and the growing need for sustainable transportation solutions. The immediate future is going to be driven by consumer demand, including location-based services, infotainment, immediate vehicle updates and more. Consumers will forever want convenience in products and it’s imperative that even the software-defined vehicle tech companies pay special attention to the market dynamics to keep up with the shifting landscape.
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