The program helps Volvo Buses become the first OEM in India to complete homologation of their buses with ARAI and CIRT
Pune, February 10, 2015: KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) a fast growing product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider to automotive, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations, today announced being honored with the Project Development Excellence Award 2014 by Volvo Buses India. The award recognizes KPIT’s quick project delivery that included hardware and software integration for the On Bus Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). ITS is critical to create improved urban transport in India enabling bus fleet owners and state transport authorities to gather and analyze data from the buses.
KPIT's expedient deployment and integration helped Volvo become the first OEM to complete homologation of their buses with ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and CIRT (Central Institute of Road Transport). Designed for 24 x 7 uninterrupted operation, KPIT’s robust auto-grade On-Bus ITS, is tailored for Indian operating conditions, superseding several global specifications and is approved by ARAI as per UBS II specifications.
On receiving the accolade, Anup Sable, SVP & Head – Automotive Business, KPIT, said, "We are honored that KPIT’s On Bus ITS solution has been recognized by Volvo Buses India. Our vision is to make mobility smarter, safer and greener. While on one hand, KPIT’s ITS solution looks at all the angles of transportation such as vehicle performance & connectivity, passenger convenience, and State Transport Utilities (STU) operations, on the other, KPIT’s work in the hybrid and EV technology space creates huge potential to make urban transportation greener."
VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses India VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses India said, "Volvo Buses is committed to modernising the public transport landscape and Driving Quality of Life for people in India. Our collaboration with KPIT in delivering Volvo city buses with fully operational and integrated ITS system has received positive feedback from city transport authorities. Going forward, we will continue to pursue technological leadership by providing sustainable mobility solutions and will partner with all stakeholders. We would like to congratulate KPIT for their support and look forward to creating more success stories in deploying ITS systems in more cities."
About KPIT Technologies
KPIT Technologies, one of the fastest growing global IT consulting and product engineering partners, is focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for corporations, specializing in automotive & transportation, manufacturing, and energy & utilities. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Tier 1 companies.
About Volvo Buses in India
Volvo Buses has been in India since 2001 and has built a leading experience when it comes to high-performing bus applications. Volvo Buses has been driving the change in the industry introducing various firsts in India - including the true bus chassis concept, the low floor city bus concept, the multi-axle coaches, among a host of other technologies & concepts. This coupled with its state-of-the-art factory and overall profile of being a complete transport solutions provider, Volvo Buses is closely entwined with the progress in the Bus Industry. Volvo coaches today connect major cities across India, besides in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. About 1,300 Volvo city buses operate in 16 cities in the country and have played a key role in Driving Quality of Life for millions of people. Volvo Buses in India has the widest range of high-performing buses. Globally, Volvo Bus is one of the world's largest manufacturers of large buses and coaches. It is the first company in the world to commercially introduce hybrid buses and has sold over 1,000 buses with this technology in 21 countries, backed by its core values of safety, quality and care for the environment.
Media contact:
Richa Bakshi | | +91 20 6652 3204
Follow KPIT at @KPIT