Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced its new membership with the Autoware Foundation, the largest autonomous driving open source community. This new relationship will further Wipro’s work for co-solutioning in the self-driving technology space alongside brilliant minds within the industry, academia and technology disruptors.
This membership will strategically drive Wipro’s work in the autonomous driving industry forward, helping the organization not only provide even higher levels of expertise to clients seeking to adopt and leverage the field’s emerging technologies but also creating a collaborative environment that will accelerate the growth of the industry overall.
The Autoware Foundation has three main projects: Autoware.Auto, Autoware.AI and Autoware.IO. Members of the foundation span technology tiers including semiconductor technology companies, mobility service providers, autonomous driving technology disruptors, AI software providers and sensor manufacturers. Working closely with individuals across the value chain will create synergy and standardization, accelerating the development of these technologies. Wipro will contribute by influencing the strategic direction of this group, co-building solutions, and serving as a GTM partner for the Autoware Foundation.
The Wipro Autonomous Systems and Robotics group spearheaded this engagement to further their “growing together” vision for autonomous technology. Wipro, along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is the founding member for India’s leading consortium on Autonomous systems and Robotics, the Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN). This group collaboratively focuses on solving cutting-edge technology problems considered bottlenecks for the industry.
Through all of these collaborations, Wipro’s clientele will have access to self-driving technology solutions that are developed by the industry’s brightest minds.
“Wipro has nurtured the vision of building a safer planet and envisages a surreal futuristic experience in the fields of personal mobility besides business solutions to transit systems for various industries and the public at large,” said Dr. Ramachandra Budihal, Global Head, Autonomous Systems and Robotics, Wipro Limited. “AI and robotics have been in our focus for more than a decade now with significant investment commitments.
“We take pride in being the technology pioneer in Autonomous Systems and Robotics from India. Wipro is excited to be part of the Autoware Foundation,” Dr. Ramachandra added. “We are always keen to join hands with the right partners and succeed together as a community by helping our customers to accelerate their mobility journeys. Wipro will contribute to Autoware consortium and grow symbiotically by creating solutions in areas of strategic interest to both of us.”
“We understand that gathering wisdom from all over the world is necessary for the early and certain realization of autonomous driving,” said Shinpei Kato, Founder of the Autoware Foundation, Board of Directors of the Autoware Foundation. “With this in mind, we are proud to welcome Wipro, one of the most leading global companies. Wipro's participation in the Autoware Foundation accelerates the development of self-driving technology further and will enhance Autoware’s capability in mapping and sensing especially.”
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