Our world is constantly changing. Digital technology has brought about many changes and opens new possibilities and opportunities in almost every industry and different areas. One of these areas is Mobility. The trend is towards alternative drive systems and autonomous driving, and these are the topics that are preoccupying the Automotive industry worldwide. Intelligent and reliable software solutions are required to enable these new technologies. KPIT Technologies is an independent Software integration partner for Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) that partners with the global automotive industry on its way to future Mobility.
KPIT Corporate Office in Pune, India
Witschaftsforum: KPIT Technologies can look back on a history of more than 30 years. How did you develop into a leading software supplier for the Automotive industry?
Sachin Tikekar: The company was founded in the early 1990s as a software developer for various industrial sectors. We have long developed software for manufacturing companies and as a part of a joint venture with Cummins, we began to focus exclusively on the Automotive industry.
KPIT Corporate Office in Munich, Germany
In 1999 we became a publicly listed company and started to build our global presence, first in the US and later in Europe, Japan and China. It has always been our focus to have a local presence in our international markets and for the last two decades we have been honing our expertise on the software inside a vehicle- we had put our bets long back on the ongoing transformation of a vehicle changing from being a hardware on wheels to a software centric – electronic device on wheels. Today, we offer our customers from the Automotive industry software solutions in the areas of autonomous driving, connected vehicles, electric and conventional powertrains, vehicle diagnostics, AUTOSAR and vehicle development and design.
With the technology of autonomous driving, KPIT creates the basis for a safe world.
Solutions for a smart world. KPIT enables vehicles to be connected.
With the shift towards e-vehicles, mobility is becoming more environmentally friendly and cleaner.
Wirtschaftsforum: What goal drives you?
Sachin Tikekar: Our Vision is to be a partner with our clients to break new ground by reimagining mobility for a cleaner, safer and smarter world. We have 4 key pillars around having
Wirtschaftsforum: How does the future of Mobility look like for you?
We are at the cusp of a revolution. The future of mobility is being fueled by three key technology-driven disruptive trends: electrification of vehicles, connected & autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. By 2030, many vehicles are expected to be electric. In the field of autonomous driving, fully self-driving cars technology will be possible in the next five to ten years, but infrastructure and consumer willingness to accept will determine adoption. Industry and public authorities working in tandem can accelerate the revolution. The impact will be significant – on better air quality, the way we live and and how we live, in reduction of accident rates and deaths on the road, goods and services being delivered in a more efficient manner. Hopefully a better world for all of us!
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President, Board Member and Co-Founder of KPIT Technologies.
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KPIT Technologies is a global partner to the automotive and mobility ecosystem for making software-defined vehicles a reality. It is a leading independent software development and integration partner helping mobility leapfrog towards a clean, smart, and safe future. With 9000+ automobelievers across the globe specializing in embedded software, AI, and digital solutions, KPIT accelerates its clients’ implementation of next-generation technologies for the future mobility roadmap. With engineering centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Thailand, and India, KPIT works with leaders in automotive and mobility and is present where the ecosystem is transforming.
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