Wipro Ltd., an information technology, consulting, and business process services provider based in Bangalore, India, today announced it plans to open an Automotive Innovation Center at an unspecified location in metro Detroit.
The new center, Wipro says, will deepen the company’s relationship with Detroit’s automotive community, develop, and showcase next-generation technologies and solutions for automotive OEMs, tier I suppliers, insurers, technology companies, and others.
It will add to Wipro’s existing footprint in the area. In 2017, the company opened an Automotive Engineering Center in Troy, which leverages local talent for the design, development and validation of automotive cockpit electronic products such as navigation systems, connectivity systems, instrument clusters, head-up displays, advanced safety systems, vehicle diagnostics, advanced analytics, and end-to-end connected vehicle solutions.
“The convergence of automotive and digital tech is more important now than ever before, to create a new ecosystem that will drive the new rules of success for automotive manufacturers and suppliers,” says Milan Rao, global head of manufacturing and communications Wipro. “Wipro is committed to collaborating with OEMs and Tier I suppliers at the heart of the automotive industry to build an ecosystem that fosters innovative and path breaking solutions for our customers.”
Wipro says its new Automotive Innovation Center will develop and showcase cutting-edge solutions that leverage artificial intelligence, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, cloud, and crowd sourcing. It also will “evangelize” connected vehicle technologies with in-vehicle human machine interface, on-board sensor data management, big data insights, and end-user mobile apps for delivering personalized driving/mobility experiences.
“Today, the automotive industry is in the midst of its most transformative and exciting phase,” says Harmeet Chauhan, senior vice president of Wipro’s industrial and engineering business. “There are unprecedented opportunities for technology and manufacturing companies to foster innovation and create an unparalleled user experience. Our Automotive Innovation Center is a testimony to the importance of Detroit as a key hub for collaboration with customers.”