KPIT Tech and Renault partner for next-gen Software-Defined Vehicle program

KPIT software scope in the SDV programmes will encompass contributions for ADAS, Chassis, Body Electronics, Platforms, Systems Engineering, and Vehicle validation.

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KPIT Tech and Renault partner for next-gen Software-Defined Vehicle program

KPIT Technologies, one of the largest software integration partners for the automotive & mobility industry, has announced that it has been selected by Renault Group as a strategic software scaling partner for the French automaker’s next-generation SDV (Software Defined Vehicles) programs.

Renault Group is making significant investments and strategic partnerships to develop an industry-leading SDV platform. This platform will drive Renault Group's global growth over the following decades by delivering unmatched experience to end consumers and unlocking monetisation over the length of vehicle ownership.

KPIT’s software scope in the SDV programs will encompass contributions for ADAS, Chassis, Body Electronics, Platforms, Systems Engineering, and Vehicle validation. KPIT will globally deploy over 600 engineers, multiple software IPs, and platforms to bring scale and success to this partnership.

The Pune-based KPIT's two decades of experience in automotive and mobility software, cross-domain competencies, global scale, and ecosystem of alliance partners, along with the expertise in developing SDV roadmaps for several industry leaders, makes them best poised to contribute to Renault Group's vision. KPIT's global footprint, combined with access to a talent pool and robust training programs, will create the desired scale the program demands.

Renault SDV production to begin from 2026
The Renault Group expects the SDV technology programs to drive value to its roadmap of vehicle production programs that will start from 2026.

"Our vision is to Reimagine Mobility with industry leaders like Renault Group. We are proud and deeply excited to contribute to 100+ years of Renault Group's role in shaping the automotive industry landscape. Renault Group has attracted consumers globally with leadership in several markets. The power of software from KPIT will unlock electrification, autonomous driving, and connected vehicle experiences that will delight Renault consumers. KPIT will bring competencies at scale, IP, an ecosystem of partnerships, thereby creating long-term value. We are looking forward to jointly building an industry- leading solution for the automotive and mobility industry." said  Kishor Patil, CEO, KPIT Technologies

"We are delighted to bring KPIT onboard our journey towards SDV. Software is the force behind the transformation of the automotive industry. KPIT is recognised as a leading software integration partner globally with multi-domain software competencies, making them a strategic scaling partner to us. Together, we will develop SDV technology platforms that will help us maintain market leadership and help the industry accelerate SDV transformation,” said Thierry Cammal, Alliance Global Vice President – Renault Software Factory, Managing Director – Renault Software Labs.

KPIT Technologies is today a key player in the global automotive and mobility ecosystem and for software-defined vehicles with its specialisation in embedded software, AI and digital solutions. The company has engineering centres in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Thailand, and India.
 

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