Movimento and HCL Partner to Deliver Global Car-to-Cloud Systems Integration and Managed Services Offering
June 9, 2016 by John Day
Movimento and HCL Technologies Ltd launched a services offering for automotive software lifecycle management, operation and updates, along with support for on-and off-board software. 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.”