Movimento and HCL Partner to Deliver the First Global Car-to-Cloud Systems Integration and Managed Services Offering
Latest Addition to Movimento’s Ecosystem of Leading Vendors and Partners Brings Best-of-Breed Solutions to the Auto Sector
As vehicles are increasingly defined by their technology, today, the first comprehensive managed services offering for automotive software lifecycle management, operation and updates, along with support for on-and off-board software in one place, was announced. Teaming up to provide the solution were Over-the-Air automotive software and data management leader Movimento and HCL Technologies Ltd, a leading global engineering, IT, systems integration and infrastructure management services company. The two companies will offer auto OEMs a one-stop-shop that covers everything from initial system integration to deployment, ongoing operations and customer support globally.
The introduction of new technologies and systems requires auto OEMs to integrate, manage and support diverse software solutions, a demanding task involving many different vendors. Movimento already offers scalable OTA services for updating software throughout the vehicle lifetime along with a way to collect data. By combining forces with HCL, a global $6.2 billion services company with operations in 32 countries, Movimento takes software updates and solution delivery to the next level.
The Movimento HCL partnership not only offers hardware and software system integration services but also taps into HCL’s expertise in assembling field support globally. Another significant aspect of this new solution is its ability to offer connection to the cloud as well as back-end enterprise systems like ERP and business intelligence.
“Auto OEMs have had a lot of headaches,” explained Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento. “They don’t have a single department or a group that is responsible for making everything come together on the software side for vehicles and what they’ve needed is a process from chip to car client to cloud solution for software that’s part of their business operation. HCL has been providing managed services in major industries like telecom and industrial machinery so car software is the next venture.”
“HCL is committed to providing next-generation, innovative solutions for the auto industry,” said GH Rao, President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies. “Our partnership with Movimento allows us to honor this commitment by grouping many of the complex OEM processes into a single location, eliminating the need to set up new departments while also saving time. Software competence is a key differentiator for smart vehicles, and, with this partnership, Movimento and HCL are simplifying critical aspects of the OEM process.”
The alliance with HCL is the latest of a range of partnerships by Movimento in a unique strategy of building an automotive ecosystem of top suppliers with proven products and skills outside the auto industry to the car sector to help move technology forward in an area that touches most people’s life on a daily basis. According to Alam, “Doing software updates for cars is part of the broader Internet of Things (IoT) revolution that is impacting the whole business sector. Our goal is to keep finding top companies with IoT and software expertise and utilize those skills in our sector. The result is better, safer cars and now better solution integration, delivery, operation and support through our alliance with HCL.”
About Movimento Group
Devoted to developing advanced technologies that help realize The Software-Defined Car™, Movimento Group utilizes its decade long history as a leader in automotive reflash services and its innovations in OTA software. The company’s car manufacturer customers include Ford, GM, FCA and Volvo plus a wide range of Tier-1 suppliers including ZF, Bosch, Denso, Panasonic, Continental, Delphi, Visteon, Magna and others. The company’s headquarter is in Plymouth, Michigan, with offices in the Silicon Valley, Mexico, Sweden, Germany and Asia Pacific. For more information, go to www.movimentogroup.com.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999 and listing in 2000, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, today operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.2 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st March, 2016. For the 21st Century Enterprise, HCL focuses on business model transformation, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including BEYONDigital, IoT WoRKS, Engineering Services Outsourcing and Next–Generation IT & Operations (NGIT&O) that focuses on transformation–led integrated infrastructure services, applications services and business services. HCL leverages DryICE, its 3rd generation automation platform, global network of integrated innovation labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic, multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing & Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 104,896 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL Technologies focuses on creating real value for customers by taking ‘Relationships Beyond the Contract’. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com