Wipro and Excelfore to provide secure connectivity solutions for autonomous vehicles


Wipro has entered a global partnership with Excelfore to provide secure connectivity solutions for next-generation smart and autonomous vehicles.

Under the new partnership, Excelfore’s smart mobility network solutions will be combined with Wipro’s global systems integration and managed services to create connected car systems for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 equipment makers.

The companies will develop scalable ethernet audio-video bridging/time-sensitive networking (AVB/TSN) and secure full vehicle firmware/software over-the-air (FOTA/SOTA), as well as update solutions for automotive manufacturers and smart mobility companies.

Excelfore chief technology officer Shrikant Acharya said: “Creating scalable and secure end-to-end connectivity is not just a question of technologies, but behaviours and disciplines.

“By combining Wipro’s service capabilities across secure connectivity solutions for next-generation smart and autonomous vehicles with Excelfore’s expertise in smart mobility networks, together, we aim to deliver state-of-the-art connected automotive solutions for our customers.”

"This partnership enhances Wipro’s leadership position in the automotive engineering services market and strengthens our ability to support connected automotive initiatives of our global automobile customers."

Wipro will also join Excelfore to become a member of the eSync Alliance, a multi-company initiative created for establishing compatibility among devices with common FOTA/SOTA, diagnostics APIs, and middleware technologies.

The integration of these technologies is expected to enhance the connected car and autonomous driving experience.

Wipro vice-president and Automotive Electronics global head John Slosar said: “Automotive OEMs seek to bring end-to-end secure networking solutions to market, with full vehicle over-the-air (OTA) updates at a global scale.

“This partnership enhances Wipro’s leadership position in the automotive engineering services market and strengthens our ability to support connected automotive initiatives of our global automobile customers.”