Altran and Jaguar Land Rover partner to develop future software platform for intelligent vehicles and machines
Engineering consultancy Altran and Jaguar Land Rover have a strategic collaboration to develop and to market an open software platform focused on the next generation of intelligent vehicles and machines.
The platform is intended to bring together advanced industrial and engineering techniques with the processes, methods and tools found in the consumer electronics industry.
The automotive world is facing a major shift in technology complexity and consumer expectations. The demand for vehicle internet connectivity, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Data Analytics and Autonomous Driving is growing and will increasingly challenge traditional approaches to vehicle software and electronics architecture.
The combination of Jaguar Land Rover’s experience and knowledge of the premium automotive sector and Altran’s expertise across industry sectors in advanced software architectures will enable the introduction of this new technology to a range of different vehicles and machines, the partners said. The product has potential for application in the medical, rail, industrial automation and aerospace sectors.
This will enable the creation of an ecosystem of application developers across the automotive and technology industry, paving the way for the next generation of intelligent vehicles and machines.
Jaguar Land Rover and Altran have been collaborating for the past five years on a number of projects and this partnership is the formalization of the technical and commercial perspective both companies have on this key technical domain. It reinforces Altran’s new strategic direction in accelerating innovation, and is enabling its partners to do the same. The company is moving towards a whole new model of co-innovation to bring more value, assets and expertise across industries to its customers.—Cyril Roger, Senior Executive Vice-President for Europe at Altran