KPIT and NITI Aayog signed SOI for supporting Atal Tinkering Labs to promote innovation among school children
New Delhi & Pune, India, 15 February, 2018: KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, announced today that it has signed a two-year Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to support and mentor select Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for secondary level school children across the country, under the central government’s flagship program, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Indian schools, universities and industries.
Atal Tinkering Laboratories or ATLs are open-ended workspaces where students can give shape to their ideas through hands-on ‘do-it-yourself’ learning modules and acquire critical skills to innovate with technology. They provide them with opportunities to go beyond the school curriculum, work with tools and equipment to understand concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), including Chemistry, Electronics, Robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), 3D Printing, etc., and improve inventiveness. The labs are equipped with low-cost rapid prototyping tools such as 3D Printers, Robotics, Electronics and Communications kits, and easy-to-learn graphic user systems that assist in creating products and solutions to address everyday problems.
Mr. R. Ramanan, Mission Director, AIM, and Mr. Anup Sable, CTO, KPIT recently signed the partnership agreement at the NITI Aayog office in New Delhi. Mr. Unnat Pandit, Operations Head for ATL and Mr. Tushar Juvekar, Global CSR Head, KPIT were also present on the occasion.
KPIT, which has been working towards bridging the gap between textbook knowledge and practical learning of science with its signature Chhote Scientists program, will along with AIM select Ten ATLs across Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, and the North-Eastern states of the country. It will depute an Innovation Guardian for nurturing the creative talent and innovative mindset of the students and additionally leverage its network of employees and customers to induct volunteers for faster implementation of the program. To augment learning, KPIT will organize workshops, boot camps, innovation contests, and science exhibitions during the course.
Mr. R. Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog said, “The government’s emphasis is on giving impetus to building a knowledge economy that represents growth led by education, a robust R&D culture, and a fast-evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem. With this partnership, KPIT will enable us to augment our vision of promoting grass-root innovators with a bottom-up approach and set the precedence for greater public-private partnerships in advancing the country’s education system.“
Mr. Anup Sable, Chief Technology Officer, KPIT, said, “We are delighted and honored to be given an opportunity by NITI Aayog to contribute towards their goal of fostering a million children in India as technology innovators. In less than a decade India will have the largest population in the world and will need growth accelerators like tinkering labs and incubation centers to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the next generation of our workforce.”
KPIT will also provide two volumes of Chhote Scientists booklets to help over 2500 schools under the ATL initiative to prepare curriculum and teaching aids. It will also provide online teaching aid for execution of the referenced experiments in the booklets for entry-level ATL students. Further, in collaboration with its partner NGO Jnana Prabodhini, KPIT will work on developing an advanced syllabus which will be at the next level to the scientific learning imparted through the Chhote Scientists platform.
In the future, KPIT, in association with the Atal Innovation Mission, will additionally conduct teacher’s training programs for ATLs, apply psychometric tests to measure the improvement in the scientific temperament of students, and potentially come up with quarterly newsletters for all ATL schools.
KPIT and Coventry University collaboration wins “Outstanding Course Team Award” at the Coventry University Excellence Awards 2018
Pune, India & Coventry, UK, July 2, 2018: KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting announced that its Master’s degree programs in Automotive Electronics and Strategic Engineering Management for employees, in collaboration with Coventry University, was honoured with the prestigious award under the category of “Outstanding Course Team” at the Annual Coventry University Excellence Awards. It won the recognition for its unique and trend-setting approach.
The industry-academia collaboration is strategic for both the entities as there is significant overlap in the areas of research and development. As the Automotive industry is going through major changes such as autonomous driving, electrification, cybersecurity, electric vehicle, etc., technology firms need to skill and upgrade their workforce with new-generation engineering capabilities that serve the changing customer landscape.
To navigate the transition and promote employee competence development, KPIT and Coventry University collaborated to introduced two specialized programs – M. Tech in Automotive Electronics and MBA in Strategic Engineering Management- exclusively for KPIT employees in Bangalore and Pune. The two-year programs comprise eight courses and a project, co-created, co-designed, and co-delivered by the faculty members of Coventry University and subject matter experts from KPIT. The courses are practical and application-oriented, flexible, and contemporary while also meeting the highest levels of QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) standards.
While the courses are available at the KPIT campus, there is no deviation in the process, rules, etc., that Coventry University follows for the programs conducted at its institutes.
Prof. KNS Acharya,Vice President – Global Head of Education & Competency Development, Talent Acquisition Group at KPIT, said, “This award is a testimony to KPIT’s commitment to cultivating an environment that enhances learning and development of its employees. The collaboration with Coventry University is enabling our employees in gaining more knowledge about their areas of interest, industry trends, and technology disruptions while also getting an understanding of the business operations in the fast-evolving automotive space. We are honored to receive this award and extend our gratitude to the university and the leadership council, employees, and the learning and development teams of KPIT. It has created a unified platform for academicians and industry leaders for spreading knowledge.”
The Coventry University Excellence Awards recognizes teams who demonstrate exceptional practice and commitment to the University Group. The university received applicants from all its specialization centers including the schools of law, business, healthcare, engineering, architecture, etc. This year’s awards were also part of Coventry University’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
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KPIT and Udacity forge partnership for upskilling talent in autonomous vehicle engineering
KPIT is investing in training its employees on Udacity Nanodegree programs, also announces scholarships for Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree programs
Pune, November 05, 2018 : KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) and Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based lifelong learning platform, are partnering to upskill and build the engineering talent ecosystem for autonomous technology, including self-driving cars and autonomous flight.
KPIT is a global technology partner to OEMs and Tier1s – helping them accelerate the implementation of next generation vehicle technologies including autonomous driving. The autonomous driving space is witnessing rapid growth with adoption of new technologies and demands new skills. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, deep learning and Big Data are some of the key skills required. KPIT and Udacity partnership accelerates the scalability required in these areas by providing training and competency in AI, Self-Driving Car Engineering, Data Engineering.
Employee Training and upskilling has been a key focus area for KPIT. It has instituted programs like PACE – to bridge industry academia gap in collaboration with universities, GENESIS – to get employees project ready right after induction; HEI – a pioneering Higher education initiative co-created & co-delivered with renowned universities; ECODE KAIZEN – to provide continuous incremental training to make every employee upskill every day. These programs play a key part in developing global scalability for KPIT’s customers.
KPIT and Udacity have forged a strategic partnership that will have KPIT invest in upskilling employees with Udacity courses, which results in industry recognized certification. KPIT has also announced and launched a program for several hundred scholarships for Self-Driving Car Engineering Nanodegree program from Udacity.
“Partnerships with top employers like KPIT Technologies are essential to delivering on our mission to democratize education,” said Sebastian Thrun, Founder & Executive Chairman of Udacity. “Self-driving cars engineering is a field with incredible job opportunities and the power to save lives. KPIT Technologies is bringing greater access to the field in India by supporting skill-based education within and outside the company.” Sebastian added.
Mr. Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT Technologies, added, “While autonomous systems and self-driving technologies are finding great reception in the US and Europe, their impact on the larger mobility landscape of evolving economies such as India could be even more significant. This association enables us to combine our deep domain knowledge of automotive industry with Udacity’s world-class learning platform to enable our employees with an unparalleled upskilling opportunity. Such collaborations will bring benefits to industry as well students’ community to learn latest technologies. We are also pleased to announce a scholarship program for self-driving car engineering program from Udacity.”
About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
Mobility is going through paradigm shifts led by technology, specially embedded software. Software will help mobility leapfrog towards autonomous, clean, smart and connected future. With a passionate team of 6000+ people focused on mobility across the globe, KPIT specializes in embedded software, AI & digital solutions, enabling our customers accelerate implementation of next generation mobility technologies and our employees to work with the coolest tech and the top brands in the automotive industry. With development centers in Europe, USA, Japan, China and India – KPIT is present where the mobility ecosystem is transforming.
Udacity is a global lifelong learning platform connecting education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers. Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving car engineering and AI to data science and digital marketing. Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global employer-partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to close talent gaps. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the privately-funded company has operations in India, Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Its investors include Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. For more information, please visit in.udacity.com.
For details on the Training and Scholarships please visit: https://in.udacity.com/kpit-scholarship
KPIT and Birlasoft to come together to create two companies in the ‘Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions’ and ‘Digital Business IT Services’ space
The KPIT promoters join The CK Birla Group owned Birlasoft, in launching an open offer for the minority shareholders of KPIT. KPIT and the CK Birla Group owned Birlasoft, will work closely to first merge Birlasoft into KPIT and later split the combined entity of KPIT and Birlasoft into two public companies: USD 200+ million company focused on Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions (‘KPIT Technologies’) and a USD 500+ million Enterprise Digital Business IT Services Company (‘Birlasoft’).
Creates new KPIT Technologies, a global leader in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions, which will evolve from the current Engineering business of KPIT
Creates a new leader in the mid-tier IT services space: The new Digital Business IT Services company will grow the Birlasoft brand by combining it with the KPIT ITSS business, which is a world leader in Digital Enterprise Solutions (SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle), IoT, Cloud and Digital Transformation
New Delhi, Pune and New Jersey | January 29, 2018 : KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a well-established technology company with deep expertise in Auto Engineering and Mobility Solutions, and strong presence in Business IT with significant ERP expertise and niche digital competency and, Birlasoft, a part of the USD 1.6 billion diversified CK Birla Group, today announced the coming together of KPIT and Birlasoft, to create a USD 700+ million combined entity that will later demerge into two separate companies, focused on ‘Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions’ (the new KPIT Technologies) and ‘Digital Business IT Services’ (Birlasoft) respectively. During the period prior to completion of the deal, KPIT and Birlasoft will continue to be run by their current management, in addition to which management from KPIT and Birlasoft will work together to familiarize Birlasoft with the ITSS business.
At the conclusion of the deal, two new companies will be created. The new KPIT Technologies will be a USD 200+ million focused Engineering Services company that will be created by tapping into the current Engineering business of KPIT to create a global leader in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions.
The new ‘Birlasoft’ will be a USD 500+ million Digital Business IT Services company that will be created by combining the KPIT ITSS business and the current Birlasoft creating a new leader in the mid-tier IT services space, which will also be called Birlasoft.
Ravi Pandit, Chairman of KPIT, added that “The tremendous value created by KPIT over the last 27 years will continue in two new avatars and become leading companies in their respective spaces. Over the years, we have gained reputation as one of the global leaders in Automotive Embedded Software. We will be focused on building the KPIT brand as the foremost organization in the world for Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions. The world of Automotive and Mobility are at the cusp of great change and we are excited to be at the technology forefront in this global movement. While transitioning the “Business IT Services” business to Birlasoft in the next year, our team will continue to work with Birlasoft to ensure the best service to the KPIT Business IT customers.”
Commenting on the partnership, Amita Birla, Chairman of Birlasoft said “Digital solutions are today not confined to the periphery of business but are transforming the very core of business processes. The digital age requires each organization to re-invent itself to address and lead the disruption and opportunities it brings. With this, Birlasoft will expand its industry leading capability in Enterprise solutions with unmatched digital capability. We will become the leading ‘Enterprise Digital’ company in the country that will advise its customers in unlocking value in their digital journey.”
The new KPIT Technologies will leverage KPIT’s expertise in Automotive and Mobility, and will be led by Kishor Patil as the CEO and MD. This company will deepen the relationship with global Automotive and Mobility leaders in fulfilling their engineering needs. KPIT will continue to enhance its expertise in all the features to deliver cleaner, safer and smarter solutions to the world of Automotive and Mobility.
The new ‘Birlasoft’, that will emerge over the next year, will combine the management team and the IT Services business of KPIT with the current Birlasoft. It will be led by Anjan Lahiri as the CEO and MD. The company will have,
The highest percentage of business coming from core enterprise systems vis-à-vis any other competitor
Unique, industry leading capabilities from the Enterprise Product and Cloud companies: SAP, Oracle, JDE and Salesforce.com. The company will have the highest level of partnership with SAP, Oracle as well as with Salesforce, a position unmatched by any other similar company
Significant ‘Digital’ capability in Analytics, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Digital Portals, User Experience and Digital advisory services
Significant capability and presence in Application Development, Support and Maintenance for Next Generation Services in the digital world
Advisors To The Transaction
Advisor to KPIT: Avendus Capital Private Limited
Advisor to The CK Birla Group and Birlasoft: Kotak Investment Banking
Valuation Report: EY
About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.
Birlasoft, a globally trusted IT Services provider has been a partner in digital transformation for over the last two decades. As a part of the prestigious 150 year old CK Birla Group, Birlasoft started with a mission to help every company run their businesses better. Its vertical domain knowledge and technology solutions are powering digitization across industries. With leadership in Consulting and strong Solutioning capabilities, Birlasoft has a reputation of deep relationships with its customers across the world.
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KPIT’s approach towards Connected Vehicles
Technology Building Blocks
KPIT’s approach towards Connected Vehicles
Rear sear entertainment
Cloud based Command Centre | Analytics | Route Planning
On-board & Cloud based Diagnostics
Embedded software for Infotainment & Telematics
Electric Buses running on Streets of Kolkata, Powered by Revolo
Kolkata and Pune, India, 8 May, 2018 : KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) a global technology company focused on providing technology solutions and expertise to Automotive and Transportation Companies and City authorities, today announced that, the Skyline Pro-E electric buses powered by KPIT’s innovative electrification technology, ‘REVOLO’ started commercial operations for public transport in New Town Kolkata.
Mr. Debashis Sen, IAS, Hon’ble Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal & Chairman -cum- Managing Director, of West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (WB HIDCO) inaugurated the electric bus facility and announced the official ‘start of operations’ for the electric buses for public transport. These three electric buses is the beginning of sustainable public transportation in New town Kolkata and WB HIDCO will positively look towards increasing its electric bus fleet in the near future.
The electric buses will ply in New Town Kolkata on 3 routes covering 49 stops. They will operate in 2 shifts i.e. from 8 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8 pm.
KPIT has created the necessary infrastructure at the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) bus terminus to maintain the buses. The facility includes, bus bays, charging stations, a maintenance office, workshop and a maintenance pit.
The ‘Skyline Pro-E’ electric buses are manufactured at Eicher Trucks & Buses’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh where KPIT’s indigenously developed electrification technology, ‘REVOLO’ is integrated on Eicher’s industry leading bus platform – ‘Skyline Pro’.
REVOLO is an innovative versatile electrification technology that can be applied to a large range of buses and other vehicle designs. It has been designed and developed in-house by KPIT. REVOLO has an unique architecture which allows it to operate on a lower voltage. It also does significant regeneration to have the maximum possible range with the smallest possible battery. The system is modular and designed for Indian conditions.
With the electrification technology and the buses being developed in India, these vehicles truly embody the ‘Made in India, for India’ promise.
Salient Features of Eicher Skyline Pro -E Smart Electric Bus
Eicher Skyline Pro Smart Electric Bus:
Range of 177 kms on a single charge with AC
Best-in-class intelligent transport system
9 meters long, air-conditioned buses
36% regeneration leading to less than 0.8 electricity units/km
Compliant to highest safety standards, including ‘Nail Penetration’ test for batteries
KPIT & MicroFuzzy have been software development partners of
choice for various Electric Vehicle OEMs.
From power electronics to software testing & validation KPIT has been helping a leading German OEM across sub-systems of electric drivetrain.
Our partnership with this OEM spans a full spectrum – from project coordination, component engineering, functional and SW development, through different stages of testing until production support.
8+ Years of Engagement
7+ Models supported
Development teams in multiple geographies
Behavioural labelling of Dynamic Objects using DL based Semi-Automated tool
On a busy roads there are various objects both static/stationery and dynamic
Dynamic objects can be people walking, different vehicles & cycles moving on road, kids playing and others
Like human brain, an autonomous vehicle should should identify the objects, categorise them and understand the behaviour of these objects
Consider a situation as below (image without labelling) – where there are no. of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
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KPIT’s semi automated tool chain is used for behavior labelling of these objects.
The tool, identifies various objects, then categories them into different types of vehicles like Passenger car, truck; pedestrians, cycles, others.
Then the tool also assign behavior labels to these objects depending on the movement & direction of movement of these objects.
A sample image is as below
The semi automated tool(build using Deep Learning), annotates and labels the objects automatically and requires minimum intervention from engineers
Precision achieved – 1-3 pixels
Objects labels – 4 objects
No. of frames labelled – ??
We are the First Company in India to get SPICE Level 3 certification in 2004 & World’s second company to be accredited the Automotive SPICE™ Level 5 in 2007
Automotive SPICE is an initiative by Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG), SPICE User Group and Procurement Forum with 10 renowned OEMs as its members. It is used by OEMs to evaluate the quality & process competencies as well as organizational maturity of software service providers – who cater to automotive corporations
The genesis of Auto SPICE is attributed to the consensus among a number of auto OEMs around the world, on the growing criticality of software components in motor vehicles and the need for stringent quality standard to be adhered by the supplier. As most of the vehicle functionality is controlled by its software content, its malfunction has gained much significance/concern. Not only the manufacturers, but also the software service providers are taking pro-active actions to address such issues. Auto OEMs are adopting evaluation procedures for quality of delivered embedded software in automotive system by performing process capability assessments of their suppliers and making provision for contractual demands with respect to software quality. Therefore, the value that this certification has brought to all stakeholders is substantial.
Our expansive experiences coupled with strong process focus has helped the company meet stringent requirements of Automotive SPICE™. Not all automotive suppliers enjoy this accreditation.
At KPIT, it’s a way of life. It demonstrates our commitment to continuous process improvement and quality.
Adopting ASPICE has helped in –
Better quality and reduced rework, which improves productivity, cost, and schedule
Higher predictability of project costs and schedule adherence
Improved visibility of issues – early and throughout the development lifecycle
Automotive SPICE L5 re-certification is done at regular intervals. KPIT continues to stay ahead of the game and reap organizational benefits
Why KPIT is chosen as a strategic software partner by Automotive Industry?
Over-the-Air (OTA) Solutions
Imagine this scenario- Every time a new and enhanced software version is available for my Smartphone, I
would be required to visit my phone service centre, to have my phone updated to the latest version.
Sounds archaic? Surely does. To be deployed in 100 M vehicles over next 10 years
We are fast approaching a state akin to the Smartphone industry, when it comes to our vehicles. Modern
day automotive manufacturers are increasingly making a shift to OTA (Over the Air) Updates, in order to
fix, maintain and improve vehicles through remote software updates downloaded to the vehicle from a
cloud-based server. Highly data driven architecture
This trend will only gain acceleration as the drive towards Autonomous driving moves into top-gear. Portable across multiple OS
KPIT has developed an OTA strategy and a solution to specifically address this emerging market trend.
Basis its rich experience in Automotive Diagnostics and Telematics, the OTA solution from KPIT can already
be seen in action in numerous applications across industry segments. Supports gateway with H/W & S/W resource constraints
KPIT’s OTA solution primarily focuses on establishing a highly secure and a seamless software update
process, enabling a vehicle to receive the required update packages. The software update packages are
retrieved from the OEM’s servers, in accordance to specificity for a said ECU within the vehicle. A secure
connection basis the protocol TLS 1.2 is established between the vehicle and the OEM OTA server, over a
cellular network. Supports standard protocols (USD on CAN/IP)
Beyond Traditional Diagnostics
With a footprint of close to 80-90 ECU’s in today’s automotive, and a multitude of trouble codes (often
ambiguous), questions are being raised around the ability and effectiveness of traditional Diagnostic tools
to accurately diagnose and detect the underlying cause of a given problem/defect 50% faster problem diagnosis
As add-ons, the sustained buzz and drive for electrification and autonomy of vehicles, coupled with
modern engineering approaches such as feature-based architectures, virtual ECUs, etc. are lending an
extra layer of complexity to the already complex diagnostics mix. Improves technician productivity by 60%
The pain-points and the business ramifications are obvious – High warranty costs based on No Fault Found
(NFF) instances, Lower Fixed-First-Visit (FFV) rates, Lower technician productivity, High vehicle downtimes,
and a cumulative negative bearing on customer satisfaction, retention and loyalty – With ‘misdiagnosis’ or
the ‘lack of diagnosis’ clearly being the primary culprit. Addresses NFF & FFV challenges
A viable solution in sight, is to reduce the reliance on a technician’s decisions and to introduce the concept
of intelligent, guided and pin-pointed diagnostics Product agnostic
KPIT’s Intelligent and Network based diagnostics solution (Trace2Fix) is an advanced diagnostics platform
with proven effectiveness to disambiguate, diagnose with pin-point accuracy, and enable guided &
optimum troubleshooting based on Artificial Intelligence (supervised learning), which sits at the heart of
this solution Cloud powered
Increasing Diagnostic Data Authoring Efficiencies
The push for diagnostic data standardization, shifting of OEM focus on core business areas, and the
ever-growing system complexity has altered the dynamics of automotive diagnostics, over the past two
decades 50% Improvement in Authoring efficiency/Vehicle platform
This drift, favoring the use of non-proprietary standards (ASAM specified ODX) for diagnostic development
has clearly yielded efficiency gains and enhanced synergies between the OEMs and their suppliers. However, the gains realized from the standardization drive do come with its own set of complexities 100% data redundancy avoidance
Today, as OEMs juggle between legacy and industry standards based diagnostic solutions, their system
engineers face an extensive learning curve in coming to terms with the nuances of multiple standards, and
coming up with holistic diagnostic designs. Supports ODX 2.2.0 specs in native format
This situation calls for a ‘ready to use’ solution, which doesn’t warrant an extensive understanding of
standards, and instead enables the users to focus on and leverage their core domain know-how, i.e.
System design. Enables simultaneous authoring
KPIT’s Diagnostic Data Authoring Tool (K-DCP ECU Editor 2.0) is an authoring environment for diagnostic
applications based on ASAM/ISO standard, and enables authoring of guided diagnostic functions.The easy to use authoring environment helps domain experts to author high quality diagnostic data,
without having to learn and acquire standards know-how. Stand-alone/Cloud ready