New Delhi: German technology and car parts supplier ZF has recently joined hands with Microsoft to bring software engineering processes, methods and solutions.
With the partnership, the company aims to scale its global resources and respond to evolving customer needs efficiently.
Working with Microsoft, it will leverage Azure cloud services and developer tools.
Dirk Walliser, Corporate R&D, ZF said, “The collaboration with Microsoft will enable us to accelerate software integration and delivery significantly. This is important for our customers who appreciate agile collaboration and need short delivery cadences for software updates. Moreover, software will need to be developed when hardware is not yet available”
“Digital capabilities will be key for automotive companies to grow and differentiate from their competition. DevOps empowers development and operations teams to optimize cross-team collaboration across automation, testing, monitoring and continuous delivery using agile methods. Microsoft is providing DevOps capabilities and sharing our experiences with ZF to help them become a software-driven mobility services provider,” added Sanjay Ravi, GM- Automotive Industry, Microsoft.
ZF will combine its enormous know-how as a system developer for the automotive industry with the added advantage of significantly higher speeds for software development, the company said in a release.
At CES 2020 in Las Vegas next month, the company claims to showcase its vision of software development with “cubiX”, which is a software component that gathers sensor information from the entire vehicle and prepares it for an optimized control of active systems in the chassis, steering, brakes and propulsion.