Genesys International Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wipro to jointly tap the opportunity in the autonomous car sector.
As per the MoU, Genesys will use its core strength and the expertise to develop HD Maps and Content while Wipro will develop the navigational and control technology for autonomous system and smart mobility companies.
The first activity under this MoU was to create an HD map of the Wipro campus in Bengaluru. This has now enabled the pilot vehicle, developed by Wipro, to drive around the campus autonomously.
Genesys, an Indian Company, has been at the forefront in advanced maps for car navigation and now has extended its capability for creating HD Mapping content for the autonomous vehicles be it indoors or on the roads.
The company has built the capacity to develop HD Maps and Content across countries for being used on roads, in communities, inside campuses, factories, mines, et al as demanded by the Autonomous Driving industry.
Along with one of its partners, Genesys recently completed HD Maps for 1200 km of road and street network for an Autonomous Driving project within a retirement community. This will bring a door-to-door self-driving taxi service to the 1,25,000 residents who will have the ability to summon a self-driving car to their doorstep, and then travel anywhere within the bounds of the community, completely autonomously.
Speaking on this occasion, K R Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro’s partnership with Genesys will further accelerate the deployment of these solutions in the autonomous system space. This partnership enhances Wipro’s offering in the autonomous system market and reinforces our ability to support the initiative of our global customers.”
Rajendra Tamhane, Senior Vice President, Genesys, further added, “We are glad to partner with Wipro for developing HD Mapping for autonomous driving. With decades of experience in the Geospatial technology and being pioneers in state-of-the-art LiDAR technology in India, we understand the mapping business better than anybody eise. This partnership with Wipro will strengthen our presence in the autonomous system space.”
Wipro earlier this year had also announced a global partnership with Excelfore to offer secure connectivity solutions for next-generation smart and autonomous vehicles.