Infosys eyes German automotive sector with opening of new Innovation Centre in Stuttgart

Infosys eyes German automotive sector with opening of new Innovation Centre in Stuttgart
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20 Jul, 2021

Bengaluru headquartered IT major Infosys will establish a Digital Technology and Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany in partnership with automotive manufacturer Daimler to focus on solutions in the automotive segment, the company said in a statement.   

The centre will work as a separate legal entity and will be officially called as the Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co.  

Additionally, the former Director of Digital Foundation at Daimler, Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sommer, will act as the CEO of the Digital Technology and Innovation Centre.  

The new centre will work with automotive and IT experts from across Germany and will create sustainable automotive solutions, including tools to meet the country’s growing demand for electric vehicles.  

The labs will also provide training and innovation, including providing the infrastructure needed to design modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and growth of EV vehicles. Infosys said that the centre will leverage resources form a data centre that runs on renewable energy and accounts for zero water consumption.  

“The centre will also provide a cloud architecture blueprint for other German manufacturers to emulate as they move through a period of resilient IT transformation,” Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, said. 

For automotive giant Daimler, it will get to strengthen its IT and data centre infrastructure, while utilising Infosys’ offerings to standardize, scale and transform to achieve net zero (equilibrium between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere) emissions.   

Infosys Cobalt, which is the group of cloud services solutions by Infosys, will be deployed in the centre, along with other solutions from leading cloud providers, the company said.  

Apart from Daimler, other automotive solution providers will also be able to leverage IP and tools from Infosys into their solutions. 

The centre will also set new standards for cloud and infrastructure services in the automotive industry. We're delighted that through this partnership, Daimler will strengthen its overall technology investment and partnership strategy," Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, said.