French car maker Groupe PSA ties up with TCS for smart cars

In what is a validation of rise of Indian engineering and design process, French car maker Groupe PSA has partnered with homegrown IT and engineering major Tata Consultancy Service for the development and engineering of its ambitious emerging market Smart Cars plan.

Designed with a motto of ‘Be Indians in India‘, the hiring of TCS by PSA is an attempt by a global conglomerate to design and develop products for Indian buyers at Indian cost and compete strongly against Maruti and Hyundai.

Learning from the past mistakes of other multinational car makers of transporting global engineering into India and failing especially on the cost, PSA has decided to rely on Indian engineering, which has proven its mettle on a global stage now.

Interestingly, TCS bagged the contract beating its Group’s sister concern Tata Technologies for this Smart Car Project.