Luxoft picked for Daimler’s software future

Daimler has chosen IT service provider Luxoft to help develop its future automotive software requirements, reports Paul Myles.

The move continues the OEM march towards specialist partnerships to drive forward their ambitions to grab as big a slice of the automotive data cake as possible to compete against the internet and telecoms giants already vying for dominance in this space.

Luxoft will partner with Daimler subsidiary MBition to open a research and development Center in Berlin to spur innovation and deliver software services.

The new center is based in the German capital’s co-working office, Mindspace, and focuses on mobility services and digital vehicle software. Developers hope to shape how drivers and passengers interact with the autonomous cars of the future. At the new hub, Luxoft has committed more than 100 engineering, software, hardware and design specialists working to help develop state-of-the-art software for next generation vehicles.

“Berlin is at the forefront of innovation in the automotive sector,” said Alwin Bakkenes, managing director of Luxoft Automotive. “This partnership presents an opportunity for progressive, forward thinking software developers to join the mobility revolution and shape how the next generation of drivers interact with cars. This is an exciting time to work in Berlin and we look forward to working closely with Daimler to co-create the smart technologies of tomorrow.”

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