Already a worldwide IT hub, India is well-placed to partner with the global auto industry to create world-class software for ADAS/AD readiness.
According to a recent study by Triton Market Research, the global advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market is set to grow to $80.97 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 19.46%.
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)/ Autonomous Driving (AD) are a group of software-enabled systems within the vehicle that replicate the working of the human mind. Across five levels, ADAS/AD systems automate the driving function to increasingly higher degrees. Vehicles in the highest band L5 are completely autonomous (AD) and require no human supervision.
L1/L2 vehicles have been available in the United States, European Union and Japan for some time now. Currently, market growth is driven by L2 and L3 vehicles with automakers working on making L3 solutions commercially available. Driverless L4/L5 vehicles are also being piloted in some markets.
With advanced software with sensor capabilities, neural network led AI and big data processing forming the backbone of ADAS/AD features, global automakers need an ecosystem that offers a mix of scale and very specialized, international talent to meet this demand. Here we explore how India offers these precise benefits and more, as it has earlier traversed the same path in other technology domains:
As one such firm, KPIT has consistently grown in strength in the areas of ADAS/AD software development over the last decade. It has helped clients accelerate their journey from prototype to production in the autonomous driving domain. With a team of 2000+ engineers, located across Germany, US, UK, China, Japan, and India, the firm helps develop autonomous driving solutions for global clients including BMW. With 10+ years of experience across 30+ production programs, more than 20 global OEMs and Tier 1s rely on KPIT to help develop ADAS/AD solutions.
Working with specialist teams across the globe, India can bring deep expertise and scale to ADAS/AD software development as it has in other software domains. It is an opportunity waiting to be seized.