Altran, global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, and Jaguar Land Rover today announced a strategic collaboration to develop and market a unique and ground-breaking open software platform. This platform will revolutionize traditional Electrical and Electronic (E/E) automotive architectures by bringing together cutting-edge industrial and engineering techniques with the processes, methods and tools found in the consumer electronics industry.
The automotive world is facing a major shift in technology complexity and consumer expectations. The demand for vehicle internet connectivity, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Data Analytics and Autonomous Driving is growing and will increasingly challenge traditional approaches to vehicle software and electronics architecture.
The combination of Jaguar Land Rover’s experience and knowledge of the premium automotive sector and Altran’s leading expertise across industry sectors in advanced software architectures will enable the introduction of this new technology to a host of different vehicles and machines. The product has potential for application in the medical, rail, industrial automation and aerospace sectors.
This will enable the creation of an ecosystem of application developers across the automotive and technology industry, paving the way for the next generation of intelligent vehicles and machines.
“Jaguar Land Rover and Altran have been collaborating for the past five years on a number of projects and this partnership is the formalization of the technical and commercial perspective both companies have on this key technical domain. It reinforces Altran’s new strategic direction in accelerating innovation, and is enabling its partners to do the same. The company is moving towards a whole new model of co-innovation to bring more value, assets and expertise across industries to its customers”, said Cyril Roger, Senior Executive Vice-President for Europe at Altran.
As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate. The Group develops with or for its clients the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works along with its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization. The Group has been providing its expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2014, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.756bn. With a headcount of nearly 25,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries.