Swedish carmaker is betting big on Indian software talent to develop solutions for an all-electric mobility ecosystem.
Volvo Cars has today announced expanding its Digital Technology Hub to a new and larger facility in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka and India's IT hub. The company says that it is further strengthening its commitment to the Indian market by the virtue of this new space that will encourage collaboration, innovation and offer a flexible style of working.
The Digital Technology Hub will boost Volvo Cars' capabilities in software engineering, data science and analytics, product management and user experience among others and will act as a full-fledged delivery organisation for Volvo Cars globally. The centre will develop digital services and solutions for the Volvo Car Group by leveraging collaborations with key partners in these domains.
“Digital technology plays an important part in Volvo's offerings, and this is further going to increase as mobility technologies further advance. The Digital Technology Hub will play an important role in catering to these needs."
"With this hub, we have leveraged local talent reinforcing Volvo Cars as an attractive and inclusive employer. I am confident that the Digital Technology Hub will play an important role in the development of the future generation of cars from Volvo," said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India.
According to Jonas Olsson, Head, Digital Technology Hub, "Volvo recognises the vast pool of talent in the country and our Digital Technology Hub leverages the best available talent. We expect this talent pool to be 240-member strong in a year’s time."
"While this hub strengthens our presence in India with the opening of a new office space in Bengaluru, it will also contribute to the ever-growing digital needs of Volvo globally more so as it readies itself to showcase and launch cars of the future that have digital technology as their integral part," he added.
In India, Volvo Cars is acting in line with its global plan of becoming an all-electric car company by 2030, and has outlined plans to launch one electric car in India every year. It introduced the XC40 Recharge - a full-electric SUV - earlier this year in July.
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