Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on late Tuesday said it would provide telematics software to car maker Toyota's material handling arm in the US on its cloud platform.
"Toyota Material Handling North America has selected us for a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) telematics product implementation with application support and development for its SAP platform," said the city-based IT behemoth in a statement here.
The telematics solutions will enable the Japanese auto giant to focus on improving business performance, increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.
"As the development partner for global telematics solution (GTS), we will enable remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, including vehicle access control, system maintenance, condition sensing and location tracking of Toyota's subsidiary in the US," said the company in the statement.
Leveraging its experience and presence in the connected vehicle space, the outsourcing firm will help the Toyota arm draw insights from the data to provide better service and improve its after sales experiences for consumers in the forklift industry.
"We will also provide SAP application maintenance services to the Toyota arm through its serviceAoffering that enables smart governance, higher productivity, business satisfaction andAefficiency," said the statement.
The software will also give Toyota subsidiary access to latest application maintenance system that leverages industry best practices, a scalable and flexible model aligned to its business plans with a roadmap for technology adoption, while driving operational efficiencies.
"It is essential for firms to focus on opportunities to transform their business as Toyota arm is doing. GTS has the potential to transform communication between different teams and provide insights to add value to the business," said Infosys global head for manufacturing Jasmeet Singh on the occasion.
As the industry leader in forklift sales, the Toyota arm has three business divisions, including Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc; Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc and Raymond Corporation.
"Since we see greater customer demands, we believe we can gain a competitive advantage by leveraging technology as we go through digital transformation. As we are focusing on providing a better customer experience, we feel Infosys is the right partner in this area,a said Toyota arm's chief information officer Alan Cseresznyak in the statement.
The $3-billion Toyota subsidiary's three plants at Columbus in Indiana, Greene in New York and Muscatine in Iowa produce 1,500 forklifts per week.
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Russian energy major Gazprom is set to initiate feasibility study in the first quarter of 2020 for laying an undersea pipeline, beginning from the Persian Gulf and extending to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and ultimately ending in China, after touching Myanmar and Thailand.
The pipeline will pass through the shallow waters of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and each of the countries will get gas from the pipeline, The News quoted a senior Petroleum Ministry official as saying.
The total cost of the undersea pipeline will be around $20-25 billion when it is extended to China.
The most important aspect of the project is that every country will provide transit fee to Pakistan, which will run into billions of dollars. Pakistan will be getting transit fee from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and China.
Pakistan's Navy will provide security for the pipeline.
Pakistan and India have already signed MoUs and agreements with Russia separately for the project under which both countries would get gas from the undersea pipeline through the spur pipelines.
According to the official, Pakistan will get up to 1 billion cubic feet per day gas from the undersea pipeline.
More importantly, a Russia-Pakistan economic corridor will also be set up and Russia will invest in fiber optic link, roads and power projects as ancillary facilities.
Russia is already engaged with Pakistan on the North South Gas Pipeline, which will cost $2-2.5 billion. However, Gazprom has also shown interest in building gas storages in Pakistan with investment of $400-500 million, the report said.
Russia is also interested in investing in exploration and production activities in Pakistan, and to this effect Gazprom is currently engaged with the top management of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), a Pakistani multinational oil and gas company.
The official said Pakistan and India will share data with the Russian company about the demand for gas with future projections of the next decade.
Based on data from the two countries, Gazprom will start the feasibility in the first three months of 2020, and the whole process from sharing the data to completion of feasibility report will be finished in one year's time. If the project is found feasible, the pipeline will be laid undersea in 3-4 years.