Wipro to develop smartphone-based in-vehicle connectivity solutions

21 Nov, 2012

Wipro Technologies has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to develop smartphone-based solutions that offer  connectivity with vehicle systems.

The CCC is a body dedicated to developing cross-industry collaboration global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. Members of the CCC include companies operating in auto manufacturing, mobile communications and consumer electronics.

MirrorLink, a technology standard created by the consortium, ensures seamless communication between compliant smartphones and in-car systems like steering wheels, dashboard buttons and screens.

"We've been working on similar technology for more than two years and have built solutions for interfacing with terminal mode and non-terminal mode mobile devices," said John Slosar, general manager, automotive electronics, Wipro.

Wipro has been working on standardising experiences across different devices that will help achieve seamless infotainment. In the automotive space, the company provides product development solutions for infotainment and telematics systems, body electronics, instrument clusters, power train and engine management systems. More than 15,000 engineers are engaged with Wipro's Engineering R&D and Product Engineering Services.

Wipro Technologies, a unit of Wipro Limited, is an IT, consulting and outsourcing company in India. Headquartered in Bangalore, it has 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries.

The CCC members include companies operating in auto manufacturing, mobile communications and consumer electronics, such as BMW AG, Daimler, Delphi, Fiat Group Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, HTC, Hyundai Motor Company, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Corporation, Toyota and Volkswagen.

(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)