The contract with the global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) covers the expansion of the data management platform that Capgemini has been developing and running for it since 2019. The platform supports data-driven development, testing and validation of the automotive manufacturer’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). As part of the extended agreement, Capgemini will also provide 24/7 technical support for the big data platform to ensure optimal availability for the OEM’s R&D locations worldwide. Capgemini was chosen for its expertise in automotive IT systems, data-driven software, cloud, and intelligent industry solutions.
Capgemini operates the big data platform at three sites – located in Germany and the U.S. – collecting and processing data from development and test vehicles. The expert team is responsible for application development and management, as well as running the processes on the platform. So far, the platform comprises two-digit Petabytes of data, a figure which keeps growing as Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its automated driving features.