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Connected Cars
Connected Cars - Use Cases for Indian Scenario

Connected cars are fast becoming a reality and has the potential to change the way businesses are run. A connected car facilitates devices inside the car to connect with the computing and application servers and use computing power to access real time information and data. Use cases are explained for Transportation, Healthcare and Education fields along with the business models.



What keeps you up at night?

Technologies like mobility and natural user interface, together with audio-video experiences are impacting all consumer centric industries including the automotive segment. Unfortunately, most of the experiences these technologies enable are meant for passengers, not drivers. The automotive industry is focusing on distraction-free convergence to provide better and safer experiences through predictive driving support, communications exchange systems, and disaster information networks. The best is yet to come, and we are just scratching the surface of what a safe, yet converged world could be.

Why should you consider HCL?

  • Our heritage. We understand what it takes to develop a culture of continuous innovation. For 35 years we have built enduring partnerships with leading enterprise solutions vendors and industry associations. We provide best-of-breed experience among automotive consulting companies in areas like application management, supply chain planning, aftermarket services, embedded software, electronics engineering, integrated product engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive consulting services, product testing, manufacturing and; technology consulting.

  • Next-generation technologies. At HCL, we realize that automotive OEMs and Tier 1s must be in sync with the latest disruptive technologies. We were the first company to work with Ford on its Open XC platform, and we have supported a connected car apps framework, developed a mobile data terminal for a fleet management company, designed imaging algorithms for various road geographies, been involved in the development of a next-gen camera, developed and simulated a hybrid powertrain and AUTOSAR components.

  • Sophisticated solutions.Our automotive consultants work with seven of the top ten global automotive companies on solutions and automotive consulting business services that blend smart electronics with mechanical enhancements to improve the passenger experience. These products, supported by our applications, are now being installed in almost every major car and commercial vehicle brand.

  • An integrated approach. Our customers (Tier 1 and Tier 2 automakers, OEMs, and dealers) are achieving collaboration, visibility across their supply chains, and faster time to market through our integrated services and industry technology consulting approach across automotive IT, engineering, electronics and embedded services, and plant automation.

  • State-of-the-art facilities. Through our Automotive Lab for software development, simulation, and testing, we have earned a reputation for delivering defect-free solutions. Our manufacturing-oriented design processes, in-house environmental screening and certification infrastructure, and manufacturing tie-ups enable us to provide unique concept-to-manufacture solutions for our customers. We have created Centers of Excellence in cloud, android, HMI, imaging, industrial design, value engineering, and engineering analysis, ensuring an unwavering focus on technology.

  • Comprehensive IT solutions. For over thirty years, HCL has been providing IT solutions across application managed services, application testing, automotive consulting services, CRM, aftermarket services, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, and product life cycle solutions. Our "ALT ASM" solutions have helped clients reduce their IT costs by over 30% and have helped ensure a seamless and transparent model that links service level agreements to business-level KPIs.

  • Enterprise application services. HCL's acquisition of AXON combined the best of AXON's strong business consulting and implementation capabilities and HCL's robust global delivery-based application and infrastructure management capabilities. We deliver unique value on an end-to-end basis for SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft customers, ensuring that they receive the optimal business transformation solution at the right price.

  • Richer mobility experience. HCL's mobility solutions enable organizations to become highly productive and customer centric by making information available at the right time to the right person – all through a simple click. HCL's Mobility CoE offerings include mobile application development, enterprise mobile offerings, system integration services, and managed services. Key current partnerships include Sybase and RIM. HCL is investing in this space with initiatives such as the Network Solution Lab, a dedicated mobility center in Singapore, and through alliances with several universities.

How can HCL help you?

IT services
  • Custom applications, enterprise applications, enterprise IT infrastructure services, and BPO.

  • Application development and support, package implementation, application portfolio optimization, IT transformation, IV and V

  • Supply chain management (SCM), business-aligned IT (BAIT), product life-cycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) on systems like Oracle, SAP, BaaN, and QAD, and warranty management with warranty analytics and claims processing

Engineering and R&D services
  • Developing cutting-edge products and platforms and taking them to market in an accelerated time frame

  • Domain-centric approach in building competencies in next-generation technologies like connected cars, NFC, and V2V communications

    • Embedded systems: services in advanced driver assistance systems, active safety, body electronics, infotainment and navigation, telematics, instrument clusters, powertrain, electric and hybrid, and telematics.

    • Engineering design: services in body/exterior, chassis, suspension and brakes, CAD/CAM/CAE, engine compartment, HVAC, interiors, powertrain, reliability engineering, technical publications, and value analysis and value engineering.

    • Hardware capabilities: in board and system design, reliability engineering, FPGA/ASIC design, verification and validation, and value-added services

    • Certifications: CMMi Level 5, TS16949 Automotive, ISO 27001 – Information security, ISO 9000:2001, and ISO 15504(SPICE)

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