Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has
partnered with over 15 startups in Bengaluru including Stoneridge, Velodyne and
Luminar Tech for developing various technologies and solutions for automotive
industry. These ventures are working in areas including lidar and battery
Stoneridge is a designer and
manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic systems, components
and modules, primarily for the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle,
agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Velodyne, a San Jose-based lidar
technology company, recently launched a design centre in Bengaluru to drive
innovation in lidar sensor and software solutions. The centre is growing its
engineering talent team in hardware, field programmable gate arrays, embedded
software, board design, systems engineering, ASIC, perception software,
functional safety, cybersecurity and other adjacent areas.
TCS 's work around electric vehicles
(EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) appears to have gathered pace, particularly
after its acquisition of the assets of General Motor’s technical centre in
India in Bengaluru in 2019.
TCS is supporting GM in its global
vehicle programmes with engineering design services. Over 1,300 of the 2,000
employees in the GM centre had transferred to TCS, including teams focused on
propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing,
creative design and special projects.
Gopinathan also said that TCS is working with German vehicle
technology firm ZF in areas including (advanced driver-assistance systems) 2.5
development, and to address the significant shortage in chipsets, which is one
of the biggest challenges that the automotive industry is going through.
Source: The Times Of India
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