This IDC study provides an in-depth look at a recent partnership announced by Movimento Group, which provides over-the-air (OTA) software reflash/update services for vehicles, and Aricent, a product design and engineering services firm, to codesign an intelligent automotive gateway for automotive manufacturers and OEMs. Specifically, the study looks at both the technical aspect and go-to-market strategy of the gateway solution. In addition, the study discusses larger market trends, that is, how connectivity fits into the digital journey of the automotive industry as well as larger industry trends — how today's cars are becoming software defined, the dichotomy between traditional manufacturing and information technology start-up culture, and how the two can learn from each other."Data is the new fuel for the auto industry," says Xiao-Fei Zhang, program director, IDC Global Services Markets and Trends. "But how to best get the data out is still a bottleneck. To help carmakers and OEMs tackle the connectivity issue, Movimento and Aricent have partnered to codesign an automobile cloud gateway solution. Because the auto industry is being rapidly disrupted and its digital journey may take many paths, by moving beyond existing client-vendor relationships and forming this co-innovation and joint go-to-market partnership, the two firms aim to be fast, agile, and adaptive in this fast-changing environment."