Infosys Becomes a Premium Partner in AUTOSAR
The first Indian company in the consortium
Bangalore, India and Frankfurt, Germany- March 24, 2005: Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY), today announced that it has become the first Indian company to join the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) development partnership. Other members of AUTOSAR include BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, PSA, Toyota, Bosch, Siemens and Continental Teves among others.
Speaking on the occasion Thomas Scharnhorst, AUTOSAR Spokesperson, said, "Infosys joins AUTOSAR as a premium member and will participate in working groups focusing on tools, protocol development and standardization for automotive electronics."
"Infosys will bring to AUTOSAR its extensive experience and knowledge of software development standards, processes and methodologies as applied to the embedded application space. We look forward to partnering with Infosys in building the specifications for the next generation automotive Electrical/Electronic (E/E) architectures," he added.
Infosys has recently formed a Product Lifecycle and Engineering Solutions (PLES) group to focus on developing embedded solutions for the Automotive Industry, apart from product design and PLM solutions. This group will work closely with AUTOSAR to develop the protocols and standards for next-generation automotive electronics.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Dutt, Associate Vice President and Head, PLES, Infosys Technologies said "Infosys has always believed in providing innovative value-based solutions to our clients. Our alignment with AUTOSAR is a significant step in this direction. With this investment, we will be able to assist our automotive clients develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for next- generation automobiles."
The objective of AUTOSAR, a partnership of key players in the automotive, electronics and software industries, is the establishment of an open standard for automotive E/E architecture that will serve as a basic infrastructure for the management of functions within applications embedded in vehicles.