Renault-Nissan acquires French software development company to accelerate its connectivity and mobility technology capabilities
Renault-Nissan Alliance is acquiring a French software development company called Sylpheo in order to speed up the futuristic expansion processes that involve connected vehicle and mobility services. The acquisition was heralded a few days back by Ogi Redzic, Alliance Senior Vice President of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services.
The software developers and cloud engineers from Sylheo have joined the Renault-Nissan Alliance to work on advanced technologies and next generation connected services. Set to play a key role in the new age electrified mobility solutions, they will part of a quick shift in to a new era in the global automotive scenes.
The global partnership between Renault and Nissan has been largely successful since the beginning with products based on a designated platform working wonders with instant global reach. The forty engineers and consultants from the Sylpheo team will be bringing their development expertise to the Alliance.
The French-Japanese conglomerate will be launching more than ten vehicles with autonomous drive technology by the end of this decade, a compulsive case with any global manufacturer due to the environmental concerns and ever restrictive emission regulations. It is said that the connected car technology of wide reach will improve the ownership experience and cater the Alliance to provide innovative new services to customers and increase business efficiency.
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Mr. Ogi Redzic was appointed at the start of this year to lead the mobility and connectivity services team and the current acquisition is the Alliance’s newest step toward accelerating that phase of development. The global auto giants have already introduced a recruitment campaign for hiring 300 technology experts and developers.
Renault and Nissan have been in the partnership since 1999 and in 2015, the two companies jointly sold 8.5 million vehicles in almost 200 countries across the globe. The Alliance has also collaborated with Daimler, Mitsubishi Motors and Dongfeng, and owns a majority stake in the largest Russian auto company, AvtoVaz.