The BMW Group and Tata Technologies, a global product engineering and digital services company, will form a JV that will work to establish a software and IT development hub with locations in Pune, Bangalore and Chennai, India. The main development and operations activities shall be established in Bangalore and Pune. Meanwhile, in Chennai, the focus will be on business IT solutions. The execution of the JV agreement is subject to review and approval by the relevant authorities.

The new JV will leverage Tata Technologies digital engineering expertise and talent pool in India to support the BMW Group’s strategic expansion of software coding capabilities across its global IT hubs and 24/7 operations. Here, the JV will focus on strategic software development, including solutions for software defined vehicles (SDV).

Within automotive software, its focus will be on automated driving, infotainment and digital services. In business IT, the emphasis will be on the digitalization and automation of product development, production and sales. Initially, the JV will take on 100 professionals from Tata Technologies to contribute to its software projects, though the companies expect that this number will grow to a four-digit figure in the following years.