The automotive industry has experienced remarkable changes in the past decade. Autonomous driving technology, car connectivity, and ride sharing are major trends shaping the industry’s future.
Today, the car itself is becoming a commodity while software sets vehicles apart. IoT and embedded solutions have become a natural part of car connectivity and the automotive industry. Cooperation between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 vendors, and top embedded software outsourcing companies in the automotive industry is key to unlocking the market’s future potential.
Big companies and OEMs are constantly looking for outsourcing partners that can meet their needs with embedded programming solutions in the best way possible. Here’s a list of the top IT outsourcing companies in 2018.
Locations: Berlin (Germany); Lviv, Kyiv, and Odessa (Ukraine)
Company size: 1300
Intellias, with clients from Europe and North America, has won wide recognition among Ukrainian outsourcing companies for their automotive IoT and embedded systems expertise and for their ability to build and manage world-class engineering teams capable of solving the most complex technological challenges.
Quick ramp-up, a perfect culture match, high productivity, and great quality characterize the Intellias approach to business. In 2017, Intellias was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in Europe. Intellias has also been featured on the Global Outsourcing 100 list.
Services: Intellias has deep expertise in developing data-driven IoT software solutions that reinforce full automation technology and car connectivity. They offer complex services that enable businesses in the automotive and related industries to receive benefits from collecting real-time data on the environment while keeping firmware constantly updated over-the-air.
In addition, Intellias provides energy consumption control solutions and vehicle-to-everything communication services using V2V, V2I, and V2C software.
Key clients: Siemens, Microsoft, Nokia, Roche, RTL Group, Playbuzz, EveryMatrix, BrainStorm, Alphary, AdsWizz
Location: Erlangen (Germany)
Elektrobit specializes in complex automotive software development services and hardware solutions and also develops wireless technologies. The core competencies of the firm include automotive-grade software, wireless technologies, and software architecture. The Elektrobit automotive business segment offers an extensive range of standard software products as well as professional tools supporting the entire life cycle of in-car software development.
Services: Elektrobit offers complex functional safety consulting, including gap analysis based on IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and SPICE; software consulting on strategies that enable hardware/software separation; and lean software development, including solutions based on Agile cooperation models.
Key clients: Ford, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler, Continental, Delphi
Location: Netanya (Israel)
Company size: 301–500
Israeli-Ukrainian company Ignite provides custom software development solutions for the automotive, FinTech, media, and entertainment industries. The firm brings to life complex projects using Agile methodologies and relying on a pool of developers located in Eastern Europe. Ignite has a wide portfolio of products that include big data, IoT, and cloud platforms.
Services: Ignite builds products ranging from infotainment applications to complete AI-driven fleet solutions. An Agile methodology, transparency, and flexibility are at the core of the company’s business model.
Key clients: Waze, GreenRoad, eDrive Technology
Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
Company size: 1001–5000
With more than 26 years of IT experience, Infopulse has built a reputation as one of the leading software developers in Eastern Europe. Today, the company operates globally and works on a wide range of projects in the automotive, FinTech, consumer goods, telecommunications, and mobile network sectors. Infopulse has eight international offices and works with clients from more than 20 countries.
Services: Infopulse handles software R&D, application management, IT operations, and information security. The company is known primarily for its infotainment, telematics, cloud, NFC, security, and blockchain solutions.
Key clients: Atoll Holding, Microsoft Ukraine, Audials AG
Locations: San Jose (California); Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Mykolaiv (Ukraine)
Company size: 10,001+
GlobalLogic provides full lifecycle product development services with chip-to-cloud software engineering expertise and vertical industry experience. By integrating design, complex engineering, and Agile delivery capabilities, GlobalLogic develops superior business solutions for customers in the telecommunications, automotive, healthcare, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and semiconductor industries.
Services: GlobalLogic has substantial experience providing virtualization and connectivity services, asset management, remote operations, telematic data services, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, and automotive and driver assistance systems.
Key clients: Oracle, Sprint, Cisco
Location: Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine)
Company size: 10–50
With more than 10 years of experience developing embedded electronics for the automotive industry, Gionix has reinforced its reputation as a company capable of resolving the most sophisticated tasks. The Gionix business model is based on offering affordable solutions that offer excellent engine performance, drivability, reliability, and quality.
Services: Gionix provides complete turnkey solutions for automotive manufacturers, including engine control units, calibration systems, in-vehicle calibration services, and advanced diagnostic software. This Ukraine-based company also offers a wide range of consulting services to both large players and small startups on the design, development, and manufacture of electronic devices for the consumer, industrial, and automotive markets.
Key clients: ZAZ, Bogdan, UkrAvto, Ivchenko Progress
7. Sigma Software
Location: Kharkiv (Ukraine), Stockholm (Sweden), New York City (USA)
Company size: 501–1000
Sigma Software provides top-notch software development services to many sectors including government, telecommunications, media, advertising, aerospace, automotive, gaming, banking and financial services, real estate, tourism, and entertainment. The company is recognized primarily for its expertise in embedded software development services for technology startups led by serial entrepreneurs and original equipment manufacturers.
Services: Sigma Software offers complex augmented and virtual reality solutions for repair and maintenance, field services, emergency guidance, and visual navigation. In addition, the company provides in-vehicle infotainment services using the OpenCar, Android Auto, OpenXC, and QNX platforms.
Key clients: Volvo, SAS, Scania, Knorr-Bremse
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Company size: 51–200
Intrinsyc is a publicly traded product development company that specializes in top-quality embedded systems programming and IoT solutions. They combine production-ready computing engines with unmatched product development expertise to ensure rapid commercialization of embedded and IoT products. The Intrinsyc Open-Q™ System on Modules (SOM) and Single Board Computers (SBC) incorporate the industry’s most advanced processor technology, bringing to life some of the boldest concepts developed together with the world’s leading OEMs.
Services: Intrinsyc offers a range of embedded products including single-board computers, development kits, system on modules, and vertical development platforms. In addition to product development services, the company offers complex software, hardware, and mechanical engineering services.
Key clients: Boeing, Ford, Sierra Wireless, John Deere
Location: Sunnyvale (California)
Company size: 251–500
Since its establishment in 2008, Cogniance has quickly become an internationally recognized developer of sophisticated software solutions for business domains including data science, automotive, consumer electronics, and the Internet of Things. Cogniance focuses on IoT and embedded programming solutions. Over the next five years, they plan to spend $6 billion developing IoT solutions.
Services: Cogniance software designers provide both large equipment manufacturers and small startups with expertise and IT outsourcing services in M2M and M2C connectivity; cloud, mobile, and embedded systems; and machine learning and AI-based technologies.
Key clients: Magellan, Velux, Xtime, CloudMade, Fetch Robotics
10. Cloud9 Solutions
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Company size: 51–150
Cloud9 Solutions is one of the most rapidly developing embedded software outsourcing providers for automotive companies in Asia. They specialize in providing optimal, cost wise, and robust solutions. Cloud9 Solutions focuses on maps and navigation, embedded systems, and mobile application development.
Services: Cloud9 Solutions provides custom software development solutions, primarily relying on C programming, RTOS, event-driven systems, MISRA-C rules, and AUTOSAR specifications and modeling (UML).
Key clients: M&C Holdings, MBase, Arksquare
The Internet of Things is already an essential part of the automotive industry. Embedded software and IoT solutions bring to life smart path planning, advanced fleet management projects, and unprecedented on-road security initiatives. Partnering with a nearshore or offshore outsourcing company with a great embedded system software development portfolio is the first step to make your business a game changer in one of the most rapidly developing markets.