for Control Units (ECU) and Infotainment Systems
We have been carrying out Flash Campaigns for our customers for several years. Usually these are carried out by retrofit and action management in order to deliver the vehicles with the latest software version.
finished vehicles after production
bench flash control units/infotainment systems
Software is booming in cars
The complexity of vehicle electronics is increasing
The number of electronic control units in automobiles (automotive ECU, Electronic Control Units) has risen significantly in recent years, not least due to developments in electromobility and connectivity in autonomous driving.
Premium models currently rolling off the assembly line already contain up to 100 ECUs, which are subject to constant software updates. In some cases, the updates improve performance, but often they are security relevant and close existing gaps, similar to updates to operating systems of PCs or smartphones. Modern infotainment systems are also regularly provided with updates to ensure comfort and individual use in the best possible way.
It is not just the demands for the corresponding security solutions that are on the rise. At the same time, more flash programming is needed to keep the software up-to-date.
Service Provider for Flash Actions
Important Selection Criteria
Licences and equipment
Specialists with flashing experience
Procedure of a Flash Process
Control units have an electronically programmable flash memory that receives an update via a flash process. Each OEM has its own hardware and software components for this purpose with appropriate encryption to ensure the security of the transmission. The hardware is connected to the vehicle via a cable, the program is started and the current software version is loaded. The software update of control units includes the diagnostics, the process itself and the subsequent documentation.
Licenses and Equipment
EuroQ is a tested and approved service provider for software updates at VW (ODIS) and Daimler (Xentry) and has the corresponding licenses and equipment. Numerous employees are appropriately qualified and authorized, so that we are able to implement far reaching flash actions at different locations.