KPIT bags strategic multi-year deal from BMW Group for next-generation charging electronics program

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 11 Nov 2020

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KPIT Technologies, a leading independent software development and integration partner to the automotive industry has signed a large-scale order with BMW Group. The company says the series order is spread over several years.

KPIT says the combined powertrain coordination unit is designed to power the next-generation power electronics architecture of BMW Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’s) and involves software development, integration, and maintenance. The integrated charger unit is an onboard charger that is combined with the vehicle control unit.

MicroFuzzy, a KPIT group company, which specialises in vehicle electrification engineering along with KPIT’s electric powertrain team will be at the forefront of executing this strategic software program and represents the first step for the BMW Group in establishing strategic software development partners for automotive software.

As part of the strategic collaboration, KPIT has been nominated as the single source software integration partner for the next generation 11KW combined charging electronics program powering the upcoming BEV’s of BMW Group. MicroFuzzy and KPIT will perform the role of a strategic software partner and will be responsible for complete development, integration, validation and series software maintenance, to accelerate the technologies a future electric vehicle requires.

Kishor Patil, CEO, KPIT Technologies said: “We are very happy to see the foresight of BMW Group towards investing in vehicle electrification programs that will have long reaching impact. We are happy to broaden our existing partnerships with BMW Group, and reinforce our offering as a software integration partner.”

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