Luxoft Solutions for Connected Car Space Recognized by Independent Research Firm
New York, Moscow January 22, 2013 – Luxoft, a member of the IBS Group and a global provider of advanced application and product development services, today announced that it was named among they key four operating system, software and application developers identified by Gartner, Inc. in the December 2012 report: "Innovation Insight: The Connected Vehicle Will Dominate Automotive and Mobility Innovations.”
Luxoft automotive practice focuses its innovative development work around each of the four functional areas discussed by Gartner’s VP and distinguished analyst Thilo Koslowski, the author of the report: telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs), infotainment and mobility services. Human Machine Interface (HMI) is highlighted is one of the main differentiating factors for connected vehicle offerings: “A key aspect of the attractiveness of infotainment solutions, and an opportunity for differentiation, lies in how consumers can use the information and entertainment content while operating the vehicle. This puts a strong focus on human-machine interface (HMI) technologies, ease of use and upgradability of infotainment user interfaces.”
Luxoft has been making significant impact in the automotive telematics and infotainment space for years, working with the most recognized brands and world’s leading auto manufacturers. The Company has been developing advanced infotainment and HMI frameworks, tools, and processes for 3D technologies for the leading automakers and tier-one and-two suppliers for nearly a decade. In line with natural evolvement of services within in-car infotainment and telematics space, Luxoft engineers are also working on new user experiences involving gestures to interact with the next generation of infotainment systems in a very intuitive and dynamic way. Since 2012 this expertise is being further honed at Luxoft’s dedicated HMI Research and Development center in Germany and includes development of platform technologies and user-friendly interfaces (UIs) to improve in-vehicle app ergonomics and reduce driver distraction.
Anticipating the auto market trends, Luxoft engineering experts develop product platforms that work as solution accelerators for OEMs and their first tier suppliers. These platforms allow Luxoft’s clients to build and bring to market their own products in a faster and a more cost effective way. The latest platform is called iviLink, which is the only available open source automotive technology that provides seamless connectivity between in-vehicle infotainment systems and any mobile device of choice – an important advantage in consumer-centric market.
“We are very excited about our unique technology solutions in the connected car space, such as iviLink”, - said Vasily Suvorov, Head of Technology Strategy at Luxoft. “Automotive industry will be going through a significant transformation over the next 10 years propelled by breakthrough technologies that change the purpose of a car from transportation mean into an information medium. The potential impact from this on auto engineering, consumer, insurance, healthcare and other sectors will be immense. Luxoft’s goal is to become one of the best developers and implementers of HMI and other groundbreaking technologies in this space, and we are honored to be included as a key provider today by such prominent source as Gartner, Inc.”
Luxoft, a principal subsidiary of IBS Group, is a provider of advanced application and software engineering outsourcing services for global and regional enterprises. Luxoft builds partnerships with its clients, such as Boeing, IBM, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Harman, Avaya, Alstom, Sabre, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers international delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft`s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, proprietary processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models.
Luxoft, a recognized provider of automotive infotainment software technologies, serves as your strategic development partner, using the power of software to drive infotainment innovations and customized solutions that minimize your effort, expense and crucial turnaround time.
About IBS Group
IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F)
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