Highlights of the Month
KPIT named Leader in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix Assessment
KPIT has been named a Leader in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix Assessment for Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) Mobility Automotive Engineering Services 2021.
KPIT's recognition as a Leader reflects its high degree of Vision and Capability combined with Market Impact. The assessment included 23 companies in the mobility engineering space categorized as Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants. It reinforces our vision to Reimagine mobility with the ecosystem for a cleaner, smarter and safer world.
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KPIT at COMVEC 2021
COMVEC is a premier conference focusing on the latest innovations in commercial vehicle technologies. This conference organized by SAE International focuses on new solutions for Energy Balance and Future Transportation. It is a platform for industry experts to discuss overcoming supply chain challenges in today's environment and drive the latest research and innovations in new powertrain options, autonomous vehicles, braking, platooning, and more.
Chinmay Pandit, Head - Commercial Vehicles Vertical & Member of the Executive Board, KPIT, was a panelist for the discussion on 'Workforce in Digital World’. The panel discussed how organizations are addressing the challenges for building the digital-enabled workforce for the 21st Century, including upskilling/reskilling teams and rescaling the workforce. It also provided insights on how organizations managed COVID with an ‘at home’ workforce.
Suga Ragunathan, Director, Autonomous Driving and ADAS, KPIT, was a panelist for the discussion on ‘Product Development: ADAS/AD Validation of CVs’. The panel discussed strategies that various players are adapting to address the challenges in investigating the tools and techniques that will help reduce the time required to test many AD scenarios to satisfy verification and validation requirements.
KPITians attend IAA MOBILITY 2021 in Munich, Germany
One of the world’s largest mobility platforms - the IAA MOBILITY, organized by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), took place in Munich last month. The show appeared in a new shape, including innovative solutions for future mobility, technologies, and players such as start-ups.
Some of the KPITians visited the event in Munich to view the latest innovations and network with clients. Here are some experiences shared by the KPIT leadership:
“I’m glad that this important mobility event moved to the same city, where we opened our new Software Engineering Center Europe. It was an exciting show, and I was glad to meet our clients after a long time in person.”
- Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT
“It’s great that the IAA could take place in that format and size, despite the current situation. I enjoyed the in-person interactions, and I’m convinced that this event will bring back new energy and inspiration to all who exhibited and participated.”
- Pankaj Sathe, Member of Executive Board and President Europe, KPIT
The Road to a Zonal Oriented E/E Architecture
As automotive E/E technology evolves, the landscape will move toward architectures with fewer ECUs. These will likely take the form of domain-centered designs and zonal or vehicle-centered configurations in the future. Future automotive electronics architectures will become more centralized to facilitate the development of highly autonomous driving (HAD) and to reduce complexity and costs in the long run. Many OEMs are currently launching vehicles with centralized-domain E/E systems. However, OEMs & Tier-1s are facing both technological & operational challenges. This opens up enormous opportunities for us in the areas like AUTOSAR, middleware, system integration, etc. We should focus on developing key offerings & proactive propositions aligning with these transitions of automotive E/E architecture.
To understand the Automotive E/E architecture in detail, we have prepared a summarized report on key features, transitions towards zonal architecture, challenges ahead, implications on automotive software, and what it means for KPIT.
We have prepared a detailed analysis by going through reports from McKinsey, IHS, and please click here to read the report.
Zonal E/E architecture likely to have implications on vehicle software
Future automotive-software architectures will, in general, consist of horizontally interlinked technology stacks, representing a move away from integrated, embedded systems. The new automotive software stack will likely include the following main layers.
This transition will provide new opportunities for KPIT
KPIT participates in the dSPACE Japan Conference 2021 Digital
KPIT participated in the dSPACE Japan User Conference 2021 Digital. Ritesh Goyal, Subject Matter Expert, KPIT, presented on the topic 'Virtual HIL Platform’.
He shared insights on how automotive companies adopt virtual software validation during software development and validation life cycle to meet shorter time to market and reduce cost and ever-increasing software complexities in new-age vehicles.
KPIT and dSPACE have been co-developing the operating framework to create a win-win-win scenario for its clients, dSPACE, and KPIT. During this conference, KPIT also showcased its solutions developed in collaboration with dSPACE in the areas of Virtualization, Electrification, and Autonomous Driving.
KPIT’s article gets published in Express Mobility -Cloud Computing in Autonomous Driving & ADAS Development
An article ‘Cloud Computing in Autonomous Driving & ADAS Development’ authored by Mr. Rajiv Tandon, Subject Matter Expert at KPIT, was published in Express Mobility on Financial Express. This article discusses the significant impact of Cloud computing and Data management on development costs and timelines.
The article covers three key topics in-depth about Cloud –
- What can be done with Cloud?
- What are the typical challenges faced while implementing?
- How can one overcome these challenges?
Cloud technology is truly a game-changer for the automotive industry. With the potential it brings in data management, hyper-scale computation, tremendous Analytics Cloud will help develop unique features, provide faster validations, and save huge costs and time in the development cycle.
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KPITians across the USA connect with their Business/Geo Leaders during the in-person ‘Shine Connect’
'Shine Connect' is a town hall meeting for KPITians to connect withBusiness/Geo leaders learn about the big-picture of KPIT's work and ask questions. KPIT leadership in the US interacted with more than 200 KPITians virtually and in-person for the Shine Connect meeting. Three in-person meetings were held for employees in Troy, Columbus, and Novi. More such meet-ups are expected in the future, as the travel restrictions ease.