BYD, a manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEV) including hybrid and battery electric vehicles, has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider for its connected vehicle platform to help support the automaker’s global business.
AWS provides a scalable, reliable, and secure foundation for BYD’s core operations, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which stores vehicle system data, offering industry-leading durability, availability, scalability, and security.
Using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon CloudFront, a content distribution network service, BYD built a connected vehicle architecture capable of deploying new functions and applications automatically. Collectively, these services provide drivers with a more tailored driving and in-car entertainment experience, including voice-activated temperature, music, and feature control in different languages, as well as remote features like preheating and cooling vehicles before entering.
By running its connected vehicle platform on AWS, BYD can deliver automated updates that enhance vehicle safety, operation, maintenance efficiency, and the overall driving experience in any part of the world. These updates enable drivers to use the BYD app to remotely lock and unlock doors and windows, locate their car in a parking lot, and monitor the status of their vehicle, including battery charge and driving range.
To ensure its drivers’ data is safe, BYD uses AWS capabilities to manage vehicle security, improve governance, and maintain regulatory compliance for its overseas connected vehicle platform. BYD uses a broad set of AWS security, identity, and compliance services to achieve seven-layer protection for connected vehicle applications, guarding against common vulnerabilities and cyberattacks.
BYD is also using Amazon to provide an in-vehicle audio experience. Its connected vehicles in Europe are now equipped with Amazon Music to provide high-quality music streaming. This feature comes standard on new vehicles, including the BYD SEAL model, allowing drivers to explore their music library or control their favourite playlist or podcast by simply using voice commands. This feature will soon be available in additional models in Europe through an over-the-air update.
“AWS is providing the innovation and security that will help us deliver connected vehicles around the world with the safety, comfort, and convenience that continue to delight our customers,” said Brian Luo, AGM of BYD Branding and PR Division. “We share AWS’s belief that security and customer obsession are paramount. As BYD embarks on its global expansion, we are confident our work with AWS will lead to revolutionary automotive solutions and provide more users around the world with reliable, intelligent, and connected vehicle experiences.”
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