Movimento, Abalta partner on smartphone updates for cars

Vehicle lifecycle management tech firm Movimento is working with Abalta Technologies to develop a way to allow vehicles without built-in connectivity to receive over-the-air software updates through owners’ smartphones. “It’s important for OEMs to have a way to update software — even on vehicles without embedded modems — so that they can continually improve vehicle functionality, issue security patches, and avoid recalls,” says Movimento’s Ben Hoffman.