Pune, February 10, 2015 - KPIT, fast growing product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider to automotive, manufacturing and energy and utilities corporations, has announced being honoured with the Project Development Excellence Award 2014 by Volvo Buses India. The award recognises KPIT's quick project delivery that included hardware and software integration for the On Bus Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). ITS is critical to create improved urban transport in India enabling bus fleet owners and state transport authorities to gather and analyse data from the buses.
KPIT's expedient deployment and integration helped Volvo become the first OEM to complete homologation of their buses with ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and CIRT (Central Institute of Road Transport). Designed for 24 x 7 uninterrupted operation, KPIT's robust auto-grade On-Bus ITS, is tailored for Indian operating conditions, superseding several global specifications and is approved by ARAI as per UBS II specifications.
On receiving the accolade, Anup Sable, SVP & Head - Automotive Business, KPIT, said, "We are honoured that KPIT's On Bus ITS solution has been recognised by Volvo Buses India. Our vision is to make mobility smarter, safer and greener. While on one hand, KPIT's ITS solution looks at all the angles of transportation such as vehicle performance & connectivity, passenger convenience, and State Transport Utilities (STU) operations, on the other, KPIT's work in the hybrid and EV technology space creates huge potential to make urban transportation greener."
VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses India said, "Volvo Buses is committed to modernising the public transport landscape and Driving Quality of Life for people in India. Our collaboration with KPIT in delivering Volvo city buses with fully operational and integrated ITS system has received positive feedback from city transport authorities. Going forward, we will continue to pursue technological leadership by providing sustainable mobility solutions and will partner with all stakeholders. We would like to congratulate KPIT for their support and look forward to creating more success stories in deploying ITS systems in more cities."