CityQ and Luxoft Join eSync Alliance

Automotive Innovators CityQ and Luxoft Join eSync Alliance 

Luxoft and CityQ become the latest eSync Alliance members 

Luxoft believes eSync technology is key to reducing over-the-air (OTA) development complexity  

Membership will allow CityQ to provide OTA updates and diagnostics for the first time 

“The addition of CityQ and Luxoft… demonstrate how important a standardized OTA specification is to the industry’s future.” Mike Gardner 


Silicon Valley, CA, May 10, 2023 – The eSync Alliance, a global automotive initiative for the standardization of over-the-air (OTA) updates and diagnostics, is delighted to welcome CityQ and Luxoft as new association members. The pair join a rapidly growing network of automakers, Tier-1 suppliers and digital software companies already enjoying the benefit of the eSync bi-directional data pipeline.  

CityQ’s range of four-wheeled e-bikes aim to maximize comfort, capacity, efficiency, and safety by providing users with an attractive alternative to a car for urban personal transport. Manufactured in Germany, the bikes can travel at speeds of up to 25km/h and can be fitted with a modular storage compartment for last-mile logistics and deliveries.

CityQ An example of CityQ’s four-wheeled electric bike 

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, is a full-service technology partner that provides strategic advice, as well as solution design and delivery excellence, helping clients accelerate digital transformation to become software-defined vehicle innovators. Luxoft is a global firm that excels in automotive software strategy, advice, design, and delivery across the areas of Autonomous Driving, Digital Cockpit, Connected Mobility, and Electric.  

Mike Gardner, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, said: “The eSync Alliance is growing rapidly and the addition of CityQ and Luxoft – two companies working in diverse and important areas of the automotive sector – demonstrate how important a standardized OTA specification is to the industry’s future. We’re confident that both businesses will prove to be valuable partners and we look forward to their unique perspectives contributing to a stronger standard in the months to come.” 


 Morten Rynning, CEO at CityQ, said, “Working with the eSync Alliance will enable CityQ to add connectivity for OTA, and to remotely diagnose and upgrade the vehicles. As well as improving the service we can offer to CityQ owners, this will be particularly useful for fleet management, one of our major markets.” 

Luz G. Mauch, Executive Vice President of Luxoft Automotive, said, " Over-the-air software updates are essential for the software-defined vehicle, and we believe that the Alliance’s goal of achieving an OTA standard is vital to reducing engineering complexity to facilitate adoption of SDV architectures. We are confident that we have a strong contribution to make to the eSync Alliance."

Proven in millions of vehicles globally, eSync is a robust, repeatable solution for OTA deployment. The only universal bi-directional pipeline, eSync is currently used by more than 30 OEMs and Tier-1s, helping to simplify the development process and speed up the transition to SDVs. 

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About CityQ 

CityQ is the first vehicle platform for city pods and 4-wheel e-bikes, with doors and full weather protection, as well as a cargo bed for luggage and rear seats for 2 children. The e-bikes feature connectivity and pedal by wire instead of mechanical chain or gears. CityQ is the new e-bike with car capabilities, making the shift from car to bicycling easier. See CityQ

About Luxoft 

Luxoft is the design, data, and development arm of DXC Technology, providing bespoke, end-to-end technology solutions for mission-critical systems, products, and services. We help create data-fueled organizations, solving complex operational, technological, and strategic challenges.  

Our passion is building resilient businesses while generating new business channels and revenue streams, exceptional user experiences and modernized operations at scale. For more information, please visit Luxoft.

About the eSync™ Alliance
The eSync™ Alliance is a non-profit trade association driving a multi-company solution for Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and diagnostics data in the automotive electronics space, potentially saving billions of dollars per year for automakers. By working together in the Alliance, companies benefit from a simplified development environment made possible by a standardized yet customizable platform. The Alliance is based around the eSync platform of cloud and embedded components, providing a secure data pipeline to devices within a vehicle. Further information is at 

eSync Alliance Media Contacts: 

Alex Michaelides, Torque Agency Group 
Phone:  +44 (0)7802 865 732

Euan Antona, Torque Agency Group 
Phone:  +44 (0)7702 334 887