Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced its partnership with Embedded Systems Solutions (ESS), a renowned one-stop provider of hardware and software solutions from the Electro Systems Associates (ESA) group of companies. The collaboration reinforces Hexagon’s commitment to enhance and expand its presence in the rapidly evolving fields of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Autonomy, and Connected Vehicles.
With this collaboration, ESS will now offer Hexagon Virtual Test Drive (VTD) Solutions as part of its strong suite of automotive product portfolio. ESS is very excited to offer VTD to its customer base across India to help with ADAS System Simulation and enable safety validation for Autonomous Driving.
According to a recent McKinsey report, 12% of new passenger cars sold will be equipped with L3+ autonomous driving technologies by 2030, and that figure will increase to 37% by 2035. As the automotive industry continues to embrace the cutting-edge technology of autonomy, it has become increasingly evident that the journey to fully autonomous vehicles demands a multifaceted approach.
The current Indian ADAS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.8% from 2023 to 2032, reaching a valuation of US$ 9.98 billion by 2032, according to a report by CMI Market Research. This growth is being driven by several factors, including increasing demand for vehicle safety, government initiatives and regulations, increasing disposable income, technological advancements, and partnerships and collaborations. Recognizing this growing demand for ADAS Technology in India, Hexagon joined hands with ESS to foster seamless collaboration within autonomous vehicle development.
Speaking about the partnership, Pratibha Gopalam, Executive Director, ESA Group Companies, said, "Our automotive industry is witnessing a remarkable transformation, and the race toward autonomy is more competitive than ever. Through our partnership, we aim to set new standards, ensuring that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of our customers."
To further introduce VTD to Indian customers, Hexagon and ESS will be hosting a webinar on December 14, from 3.30 to 4.30 pm IST. During the webinar, Hexagon experts will discuss the benefits of VTD and how it can help automotive manufacturers develop and test ADAS systems. For more details on the webinar and to register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.
“ESS’ expertise aligns perfectly with Hexagon's commitment to innovation and excellence in ADAS and vehicle autonomy. The company’s one-stop solutions will undoubtedly empower us to serve our customers better and drive innovation in this ever-evolving field. With ESS, we are uniquely positioned to connect with customers from the electronics and electrical engineering teams actively involved in ADAS development,” stated Sridhar Dharmarajan, EVP & MD India, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
Hexagon provides automotive players with the tools to navigate towards the mobility revolution, be it design and engineering and production and inspection. By streamlining operations and enhancing precision, it facilitates the digital transformation within the entire auto manufacturing process.
To learn more about Hexagon's autonomous technology offerings, please visit Hexagon’s Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem page.