Wipro in global consortium to create connected car solution

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League of firms includes Alpine, BMW, Daimler, Fiat, Delphi

Wipro Technologies, on Wednesday joined the car connectivity consortium (CCC), to develop smartphone-based connected-car solutions. The move is likely to boost the IT major’s revenue from product engineering and research and development business, which contributes more than 8 per cent and 11 per cent of its total revenue.

Wipro has also seen fall in its growth rate for the two business practices by more than one per cent during the September quarter of financial year 2013 on a sequential basis. The car connectivity consortium is a dedicated body for cross-industry collaboration platform for developing MirrorLink global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. MirrorLink, a technology standard created by the consortium, that ensures seamless communication between compliant smartphones and in-car systems like steering wheels, dashboard buttons and screens.

With becoming the member of CCC, Wipro is joining the league of top global automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics industry companies, including Alpine, BMW, Daimler, Delphi, Fiat group , Ford, Fujitsu Ten of America, and General Motors.

CCC, chairman and president, Mika Rytkonen, said, “Like all of our members, Wipro has demonstrated vision and foresight by supporting MirrorLink. Wipro is a world leader in product engineering solutions and we look forward to the company’s contributions to the connected car industry.”

Wipro Technologies, general manager, automotive electronics, John Slosar, said, “Membership in the CCC is the logical next step in our endeavour to create the best driving experience for consumers. We’ve been working on similar technology for more than two years and have built solutions for interfacing with terminal mode and non-terminal mode mobile devices. Our membership in CCC will further enable us to provide MirrorLink certified well tested and up to date solutions quickly to our customers.”

More than 15,000 engineers are engaged with Wipro’s engineering R&D and product engineering services. R&D services contributed to 12.4 per cent of Wipro’s IT services revenue in the financial year 2011-12.

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