Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has joined as a silver member of The Linux Foundation and a bronze member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).
AGL is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully-open software stack for connected vehicle services. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies for the automotive segment.
Expressing his views on the occasion, John Slosar, Vice President and Practice Head, Automotive & Aerospace, Product Engineering Services, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro is proud to join the Automotive Grade Linux community. We are excited to collaborate on Automotive Grade Linux with industry leaders and help promote wider adoption of the open-source based products.”
This membership will enable Wipro to accelerate the adoption of open source for all the software needs inside a vehicle. Linux-based open source software will help to accelerate innovation and faster time-to-market for automotive customers.
Welcoming the move Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux said, “We are proud to welcome Wipro to the Automotive Grade Linux community. We share a similar goal of wanting to create a more efficient product development process, and we look forward to leveraging Wipro’s IT and product engineering expertise as we kick-off new projects around telematics and connected car services.”
Recently Wipro was in the news for launch of an Automotive Center of Excellence (CoE) in Timisoara, Romania, a development following its substantial presence in Romania for over 10 years. At present Wipro employee strength in Romania is over 1200, serving over 30 clients in Europe, across industries such as retail and consumer goods, healthcare, manufacturing and telecom.