Tata Motors has teamed up with Tata Elxsi in developing their unified Connected Vehicle Platform that powers the Nexon EV range of electric cars.
The two companies have developed a cloud-based IoT platform which provides Tata Motors with a common standard technology stack that delivers the scalability and high performance required to support the entire range of electric, commercial and passenger vehicles.
"In line with our objective of offering differentiated products based on our CESS philosophy (Connected, Electrified, Safe & Shared), we are delighted to have partnered with Tata Elxsi which not only allowed us to take the decision of developing a native platform for the Connected Vehicle Program, but also helped us to jump start and meet the critical product launch timeline,” said Rajendra Petkar, president and CTO, Tata Motors.
Tata Elxsi works with leading OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and transportation industries for R&D, design and product engineering services. It brings together domain experience across connected infotainment, autonomous driving, telematics, powertrain, body and chassis electronics, AI, Analytics and IoT.
Petkar said that Tata Elxsi brings strong automotive electronics experience, coupled with an excellent understanding of cloud-based applications, data governance and world class user experience capabilities.
“The collaboration between the two teams has been outstanding and will continue to ensure a wonderful customer experience," Petkar said.
Tata Motors is in the process of offering the connected vehicle feature as a key differentiator to most of its BS6 range of passenger and commercial vehicles. Nexon EV, 'India's own Electric SUV', is the very first application enabled vehicle, with a number of connected vehicle features.
This unified cloud native approach will enable data and analytics synergies for Tata Motors, across product development, customer use cases, dealerships, allied businesses and service networks, enabling innovations in customer experience, offerings, services and business models.
"We are delighted to partner with Tata Motors in the Connected Vehicle Program, to help unify and synergise data through a common digital services platform enabling completely new services, innovative business models and enhanced customer experience. We are proud to be a strategic ecosystem partner to Tata Motors in their vision for the future of mobility that is Connected, Electric, Safe and Shared," said Manoj Raghavan, managing director and CEO, Tata Elxsi.