India's software company in pact with General Motors for future global vehicle engineering

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MUMBAI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- India's software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has extended its 16-year partnership with General Motors (GM) by entering into pact for future global vehicle engineering, a statement by TCS said late Monday.

As part of the agreement, TCS will acquire certain assets at GM Technical Center -- India (GMTC-I) in Bengaluru to support its global vehicle programs with engineering design services over the next five 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," said Dan Nicholson, GM vice president of electrification, controls, software & electronics.

Established in 2004 in Bengaluru, GMTC-I contributes to GM's global programs, across propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing, creative design and special projects.

It houses a design studio and an engineering center with state-of-the-art, inhouse electronics hardware and software testing and validation infrastructure.

"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," said Regu Ayyaswamy, global head of Engineering and Industrial Services Practice, TCS with an annual revenue of 20.9 billion U.S. dollars.

Over 1,300 employees of GMTC-I focused on propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing, and creative design. And special projects will be transferred to TCS, which has over 436,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 46 countries.

"Next generation automotive R&D is a key focus area for TCS, given the criticality of product innovation and connectedness in the Business 4.0 world," said Susheel Vasudevan, global head of Manufacturing Business Group at TCS. Enditem

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