Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Excelfore, a leading provider of middleware solutions for Smart Mobility Networks, today announced a global partnership to offer secure connectivity solutions for next generation smart and autonomous vehicles. This partnership combines Excelfore’s Smart Mobility Networks solutions with Wipro’s global systems integration and managed services expertise to enable connected car solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 equipment makers.
As part of this engagement, the two companies will enable scalable Ethernet AVB/TSN (Audio-Video Bridging/Time-Sensitive Networking) and Secure Full Vehicle FOTA/SOTA (Firmware/Software Over-The-Air) Update solutions for automotive manufacturers and smart mobility companies.
Wipro will also join Excelfore as a member of the eSync Alliance, a multi-company initiative for establishing compatibility among devices with common FOTA/SOTA and diagnostics APIs and middleware. These integrated solutions will enhance the connected car and autonomous driving experience along with accelerating the time to market for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 equipment makers.
John Slosar, vice president and global head Automotive Electronics, Wipro Limited said: “Automotive OEMs seek to bring end-to-end secure networking solutions to market, with full vehicle over-the-air (OTA) updates at a global scale. Wipro’s partnership with Excelfore will enable the rapid deployment of these solutions in automobiles. This partnership enhances Wipro’s leadership position in the automotive engineering services market and strengthens our ability to support connected automotive initiatives of our global automobile customers.”
“Creating scalable and secure end-to-end connectivity is not just a question of technologies, but behaviours and disciplines. A system level architectural approach is needed, which takes into account networks and hardware in the vehicle, services in the cloud, and mechanisms of rolling out updates to vehicles,” said Shrikant Acharya, chief technology officer, Excelfore. “We are very excited to partner with Wipro. By combining Wipro’s service capabilities across Secure Connectivity Solutions for next generation smart and autonomous vehicles with Excelfore’s expertise in Smart Mobility Networks, together, we aim to deliver state-of-the-art connected automotive solutions for our customers.”