IT services, consulting and business solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched its Autoscape solution suite, which it says will enable connected and autonomous vehicle developers to launch new services quickly. The suite is available in two versions, Autoscape Autonomous Vehicle (AAV) and Autoscape Connected Vehicle (ACV).
According to TCS, the AAV solution addresses technology and business challenges such as petabyte-scale driving data collection and analysis, development, validation and deployment of algorithms which guide autonomous vehicles. The suite covers the entire end-to-end AV development value chain and consists of three products, AV Data Services, a Data Annotation Studio and AV validation services.
The data services element, states TCS, includes a compute infrastructure architecture, data management solution, AI workbench and toolkits to accelerate AV development. Meanwhile, the data annotation studio is a data curation solution with cost-effective workflow orchestration, model management and best-in-class AI tools. Finally, TCS Simple is a simulation-led autonomous vehicle validation platform that is coverage-driven and generates AI enhanced scenarios and test cases, particularly focusing on identifying test cases that will cause a failure – the edge cases.
Looking to the ACV package, this includes TCS’s Vehicle in the Cloud, Connected Vehicle Experience, Connected Insights and Data Monetization Toolkit products. Vehicle in the Cloud provides the foundational capabilities required to manage a connected vehicle, and its digital twin, in the cloud. The Connected Vehicle Experience solution, built on top of the Azure-based Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, enables personalized customer experiences inside and outside the vehicle in a scalable and secure manner.
Lastly, Connected Insights provides OEMs and other ecosystem players with actionable insights from the data received from the connected vehicle ecosystem, while the data Monetization Toolkit creates opportunities for data monetization through TCS’s data marketplace platform.
Susheel Vasudevan, global head, manufacturing and utilities, TCS, noted, “There will be a significant increase in the adoption of connected and autonomous technologies in the coming years that will pave the way for innovative business models that deliver differentiated user experiences. TCS Autoscape will enable our customers to participate in the large business opportunity within the connected, autonomous, shared and electric ecosystem, to create new services, and define the future of mobility.”