MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the automotive engineering services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Semcon with the 2016 Brazil Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. Semcon positions itself as a visionary partner for its customers on the strength of its core values of innovation, quality, and collaboration—especially useful when applied to autonomous car projects. With a global network of clients and R&D facilities, Semcon leverages its wealth of knowledge to converge industries and cultures and to create innovative technological solutions.
"Semcon has a strategically important R&D facility in São Paulo and Resende, which launches R&D projects for its Latin American customers," said Frost & Sullivan program manager, Yeswant Abhimanyu. "Semcon boasts a global team of over 3,000 technical experts, ensuring that any technology challenges faced by its Brazilian team resolve with help from its global support teams and managers."
Semcon's autonomous driving team in Brazil, as a domestic R&D team, is familiar with the regulatory environment. This includes INOVAR, transportation regulations, and road conditions, allowing the team to make adjustments to its testing protocols. With the INOVAR directive encouraging domestic development, Semcon has been completing almost all of its autonomous driving project's protocol development and testing at its São Paulo R&D center.
Semcon incorporates customers' input regarding the design and features of the autonomous car so that they will be familiar with the final product and thus, will be more likely to adopt it in their everyday lives. Semcon's customers also appreciate global input on the R&D projects conducted domestically.
With the rising consumer interest in autonomous cars, Semcon is exploring opportunities to partner with major universities as a means of gathering customer feedback and ideas and a means of recruiting new talent for its expanding Brazilian team. By recruiting university professors and other thought leaders from various fields such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, Semcon can better assess project feasibility and widen its global knowledge base.
"The company has a proprietary design process that requires high client collaboration and input, thorough testing, and efficient time management to ensure all projects proceed briskly and smoothly," noted Abhimanyu. "Semcon showcases its dedication to operational efficiency through its adherence to the International Organization of Standardization safety and quality control standards throughout its design process and testing protocols for all projects."
With no specific industry standard in place for autonomous vehicles, Semcon draws upon its expertise in industry standards to forecast and adhere to possible future standards. Its singular focus on creating solutions that deliver differentiated benefits that improve business performance is clearly helping the company drive the future of the automotive engineering services market.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated the understanding to leverage global Mega Trends and integrate its vision into processes to achieve strategic excellence. The award recognizes the efficacy of the recipient's innovative process and the impact it has on business and society at large.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.
Semcon is an international technology company in the engineering services and product information sectors. We have around 3,000 employees with extensive experience from many different industries. We develop technology, products, plant and information solutions along the entire development chain and also provide many services and products in areas such as quality control, training and methodology development. We contribute to our customers' competitive strength by providing innovative solutions, design and solid engineering expertise. The Group has sales of about SEK 2.6 billion and activities at more than 40 sites in Sweden, Germany, the UK, Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Spain and Norway.
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