Published On: Thu, Nov 22nd, 2012
Livelihoods / News | By Elets News Network (ENN)

Wipro to Roll Out Smart Car Solutions

Bangalore: IT major Wipro Technologies has joined the US-based Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to develop Smartphone-based solutions that offer connectivity with vehicle systems.

The consortium is an international body dedicated to developing cross-industry solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity.

The consortium has developed a technology standard, MirrorLink, which ensures seamless communication between compliant smart phones and in-car systems like steering wheels, dashboard buttons and screens.

“Wipro has demonstrated vision and foresight by supporting MirrorLink,” consortium Chairman Mika Rytkonen said in a statement here.

“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,” Wipro General Manager (automotive electronics) John Slosar said.

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.

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.

—ENN