BERLIN and MUNICH, November 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ATS Garage kicks off with complete, cloud-based over-the-air software and firmware update managementsystem (OTA)German automotive-ITspecialist pushes for open, industry-wide standards and deployment of open sourcetechnology ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a German automotive-focused software company specializing in open source and open standards based software solutions for the mobility industry debuts ATS Garage at TU-Automotive Europe 2016 in Munich. ATS Garage is the first automotive-grade SaaS platform that is open source and specifically designed for the mobility market. It provides OEM labs, SMEs, research facilities and new mobility startups with free access to read-to-use, cloud-based software services. The closed beta version of ATS Garage, which is now open for registration ( http://www.atsgarage.com), offers a complete over-the-air software and firmware update management system (OTA). "The launch of ATS Garage represents a paradigm shift for automotive IT: First, our SaaS platform is based on open standards and open source technology and therefore easy to integrate and compatible with all common software environments. Second, our cloud services, which include our OTA-management-system in the initial version, are ready-to-use und fully functional. Third, ATS Garage is for the use in an R&D environment completely free of charge," says Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of ATS Advanced Telematic Systems. Moving toward open mobility ATS Garage is a living product that will continue to develop and expand its scope according to future needs and technologies. At the outset, ATS Garage is providing a complete over-the-air (OTA) update service, enabling software and firmware updates for connected devices. The service is based on the open source solution GENIVI SOTA, which was commissioned by GENIVI and developed by ATS. GENIVI is an industry alliance of leading automotive OEMs and suppliers, which is committed to driving the broad adoption of open source software in the automotive industry. Among the members of GENIVI are the car makers BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, as well as leading suppliers, such as Bosch and Continental.