GM, TCS launch Partnership for Global Vehicle Engineering

GM, TCS launch partnership for global vehicle engineering

General Motors recently partnered with the Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services to expand its global vehicle engineering service division.

As a part of this new strategic partnership, TCS will acquire the assets of the GM Technical Center – India (GMTC – I), in Bangalore. TCS will support GM's global vehicle program with the engineering design services over the coming five years, the announcement notes.

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GM's Vice President Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronics, Dan Nicholson, said, "TCS has been an outstanding partner for 16 years. We are pleased to evolve our partnership even further, as we work to deliver on our commitment to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion."

Global Head, Engineering and Industrial Services Practice, TCS, Regu Ayyaswamy,  said, "We are delighted to elevate our long-standing relationship with GM to a strategic partnership. TCS is excited to be part of GM’s efforts in next generation mobility, helping them design and engineer world class vehicles that set new benchmarks in driving experience, safety and emissions. We welcome GMTC-I’s immensely talented engineers into the TCS family and encourage them to take advantage of the vast learning and growth opportunities available, and to realize their potential."

TCS and GM partnership

Both companies also further noted in the announcement that more than 1300 employees of the GMTC-I will move to TCS. The teams focused on the propulsion systems, controls development, creative design, testing, vehicle engineering and some of the special projects are part of the movement program.

Incepted in the year 2004, GMTC-I also houses a design studio and an engineering center with state of the art, in house electronics hardware and software testing and validation infrastructure, says the announcement.

The deal and handover are expected to be completed by the end of September 2019.

TCS has been signing various deals into the digital space in the last couple of years. In the first half of this month, the company signed a deal with the logistics and postal company of Nordic, Posten Norge to improve the customer experience.

In June, TCS has revealed the pan Europe talent program to help graduate trainees accelerate their careers, called by the name as Grow@TCS; the program was started in Germany in 2017 and then rolled out in the Hungary and Netherlands in 2018

In July, the company had also deployed the hybrid cloud platform for the insurance form Scottish Widows.

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