HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced that it has signed partnerships with two leading automotive solution providers to expand its offerings for the fast-growing smart vehicle ecosystem. Working to enhance HCL’s existing Smart Mobility and Vehicle Engineering Services, alliances with Movimento and Rightware will bring invaluable services to HCL’s clients.
“In the automotive sector, HCL’s services are centered around the four key areas driving industry innovation: efficiency, safety, autonomous driving and personalization. As part of our commitment to providing next-generation services, we look for partners with technologies that will help us in serving the industry’s transformation,” said, GH Rao, President- Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies. “With Movimento and Rightware, we have found solutions that enable the design and creation of the intelligent vehicles that are poised to change the industry.”
Movimento is a leading provider of over-the-air (OTA) update solutions for automotive solution providers. The partnership between Movimento and HCL will offer automotive lifecycle management, updates and support for on- and off-board software.
The company’s partnership with Rightware, a leader in advanced user interface (UI) technology for automotive applications, will enable HCL to help automotive solution providers and Tier-1 manufacturers with all aspects of advanced UI creation, including design, development, systems integration, deployment and support.
“With HCL, we have a partner with a global reach that will help Movimento to bring systems integration, managed services and data management capabilities to the global automotive players. Together we will provide a single point of contact from the chip to the cloud for vehicle software and data management,” said Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento.
According to a recent McKinsey&Company report, software competence is becoming an important industry differentiator in such areas as automobile safety systems, Internet connectivity and infotainment. By helping the automotive and transportation industry bring innovative products and solutions to market faster, these services are positioned to help clients differentiate themselves in the marketplace. HCL’s work with Movimento and Rightware are the latest additions to the company’s IoT WoRKS partner system, which already includes Intel, IBM and Microsoft.
“For the next generation of vehicles, user experience and seamless connectivity will be strategic differentiators. Rightware is committed to enabling these developments with our cutting-edge UI software that will power tomorrow’s digital UIs including instrument clusters, infotainment systems and HUDs.” said Ville Ilves, President, Rightware Inc. “HCL’s deep expertise in engineering and history of being at the forefront of automotive innovation make them a natural partner and one with a global reach.”
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (hcltech.com) is a leading global IT services company working with clients in areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999 and listing in 2000, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, today operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.2 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st March, 2016. For the 21st Century Enterprise, HCL focuses on business model transformation, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including BEYONDigital, IoT WoRKS, Engineering Services Outsourcing and Next Generation IT & Operations (NGIT&O) that focuses on transformation led integrated infrastructure services, applications services and business services. HCL leverages DryICE, its 3rd generation automation platform, global network of integrated innovation labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic, multi service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing & Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 104,896 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL Technologies focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'.
About Movimento Group
Devoted to developing advanced technologies that help realize The Software-Defined Car™, Movimento Group (movimentogroup.com) utilizes its decade long history as a leader in automotive reflash services and its innovations in OTA software. The company's car manufacturer customers include Ford, GM, FCA and Volvo plus a wide range of Tier-1 suppliers including ZF, Bosch, Denso, Panasonic, Continental, Delphi, Visteon, Magna and others. The company's headquarters is in Plymouth, Michigan, with offices in the Silicon Valley, Mexico, Sweden, Germany and Asia Pacific.
Rightware® (rightware.com) is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology, serving automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and has offices in Detroit, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Turin, London and Munich.
Aoife Kimber, Kimber PR for Movimento
Ville Ilves - Rightware