Thoughtworks Signs MoU with KGiSL Institute of Technology to Develop Mobility Center for Driving Cutting-edge Research in Software-Defined Vehicles


February 12, 2024 


KGiSL Institute of Technology (KITE), a renowned institution known for its commitment to cutting-edge technology and innovation, is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with Thoughtworks, a global technology consultancy, to fuel the innovation and development of new use cases and markets for autonomous vehicle technology.


KITE and Thoughtworks have combined their expertise and resources to inaugurate a cutting-edge ‘Future Mobility Technology Center’, situated within the KITE campus. This Center will serve as a hub for innovation and research, empowering both organizations to push the boundaries of software-defined vehicles (SDV) technology, including autonomous and self-driving cars, as well as future mobility applications.


The establishment of the Future Mobility Technology Center underscores KITE’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation in the field of autonomous cars and self-driving vehicles, as well as future mobility solutions. Together with Thoughtworks, KITE is poised to lead the way in advancing autonomous vehicle technology and providing students with valuable experiential learning, while also exploring the exciting possibilities of future mobility integration within SDVs.


Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Managing Trustee, KITE, conveyed immense enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, “This partnership is a momentous step forward in advancing software-defined vehicle technology, including autonomous cars, self-driving cars and future mobility solutions, within India. It not only offers our students a unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking projects but also allows us to make substantial strides in SDV research and development, while also laying the foundation for the future of mobility integration within these vehicles.”


This partnership signals a significant step forward in the pursuit of software-defined vehicles (SDV) technology, including autonomous cars, self-driving cars, and future mobility solutions, and its application in the real world. SDVs are like smartphones on wheels, allowing for seamless upgrades and new features throughout the vehicle’s life, heralding the future of mobility and transportation.


Speaking about the collaboration, Vanya Seth, Head of Technology, Thoughtworks India stated, “With a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, we are thrilled to collaborate with KITE in developing a state-of-the-art Future Mobility Technology Center focused on advancing the capabilities of software-defined vehicles. Thoughtworks has consistently demonstrated a commitment to provide cutting-edge solutions that are positioned to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and we are confident that the dynamic hub will be a breeding ground for groundbreaking research. We look forward to blending our industry innovation and platform experience with academic excellence on this journey of pioneering advancements in intelligent mobility.”


Thoughtworks is today playing a critical role in enabling its clients to transition into the era of software-defined vehicles, which the company believes will drive the future of connected, autonomous, shared, and electrified vehicles. The company, in its annual Looking Glass report, also predicted that with software set to become integral across segments, there would be a need among organizations with a connection to the physical environment, as well as the non-pure digital play organizations, to bridge the gap between the real and the virtual.


About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. We are over 11,000 people strong across 52 offices in 19 countries. Over the last 30 years, we’ve delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator.

About KGiSL Institute of Technology (KITE)

KGiSL Institute of Technology (KITE) is a premier institution dedicated to promoting innovation, research, and technological excellence. Located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, KITE is committed to empowering students with state-of-the-art knowledge and hands-on experience across various domains of engineering and technology.