Cognizant, Gentherm sign agreement for strategic product engineering services and development of new delivery center

Teaneck-based Cognizant on Monday said it agreed to provide engineering services to Gentherm, which designs, develops, manufactures and markets heating, cooling and ventilating devices. It operates through the Automotive and Medical segments. Cognizant is providing systems engineering, validation and model-based development services from Hyderabad, India, and has created a test facility to conduct research and development for Gentherm products.

The collaboration also features a dedicated delivery center to augment Gentherm’s development of software and technologies that aim to improve agility, scalability and efficiency in its product development.

“We are excited to help Gentherm continue to deliver exceptional thermal comfort and lumbar support solutions for the next generation of vehicles,” Aditya Pathak, vice president and head of Cognizant’s Automotive, Transportation & Logistics Business Unit, said. “Our automotive engineering expertise, along with our market leading AI and cloud software engineering capabilities, are helping automotive manufacturers and suppliers build high-quality, innovative solutions, while accelerating their time to market.”

“One of the keys to unlocking innovation is creating a culture of collaboration among automakers, suppliers and technology companies,” Vishnu Sundaram, Gentherm’s chief technology officer, said. “As we deliver solutions to address the needs of our customers, including the growing needs of software-defined vehicles, Cognizant will be an invaluable innovation partner to extend our technology leadership.”

Cognizant is leveraging its experience with cloud native technologies and virtualization to guide Gentherm in the transformation process to its next-generation targets in product design, product launch and continuous delivery.