FPT, Honda further cooperate in software development

By Phong Van   June 22, 2023 | 05:00 pm PT
FPT Software Japan and Honda have signed an agreement to consider expanding their long-term mutual partnership in the field of IT service management.

The agreement was signed between Honda Motor and FPT Software Japan (FPT Software’s subsidiary in Japan) during a visit by the Honda delegation to the Hola Park CodeCation campus, which is known for its green and modern technology environment, and is home to nearly 10,000 FPT Software software engineers.

Honda’s and FPT Software Japan signed the Agreement

Honda and FPT Software Japan sign the agreement on expanding partnership. Photo by FPT Software Japan

According to the agreement, FPT Software Japan will consider setting up an on-site team in Japan in charge of the development, maintenance, and operation of IT service works.

The company will also work closely with Honda to reduce development and operational costs incurred by Honda by up to 30%, and prepare the Offshore Delivery Center (ODC) dedicated to Honda. The agreement also calls for an increase the workforce of the ODC to a few hundred people by the end of 2025.

Both parties also launched a project in 2021 to build a connected automotive system with a smartphone application. FPT Software has also developed Honda+ Cloud apps with modern features, benefiting 4.5 million customers in Vietnam for Honda Vietnam.

FPT Software has around 3,800 automotive software developers and is one of the first Vietnamese firms to achieve A-SPICE Level 3 accreditation, which signifies their expertise in software and automotive technology. FPT Software's automotive technology satisfies international AUTOSAR standards. Its revenue grew by 40% in 2022, making it an important contributor to realizing FPT Software’s goal of $1 billion in revenue by 2023.

FPT Software is a partner to numerous renowned automobile manufacturers in Japan, Korea, and the European Union. They specialize in Automotive Applications, Design, Automotive Software Testing, and IT/ERP to provide solutions for next-generation vehicles.

In 2022, FPT Software organized the Automotive Tech Show, which was attended by over 1,000 engineers and technology students. This event showcased FPT’s commitment to bolstering Vietnam's position in the global automotive technology sector.

Honda, founded in 1948, is a global mobility manufacturer that operates worldwide. Honda aims to achieve carbon neutrality through all its products and corporate activities by the year 2050. As the world's leading power unit manufacturer, encompassing motorcycles, automobiles, power products, outboard motors, and aircraft, Honda is committed to carbon-neutralizing the power sources of a wide range of products, with an annual scale of 30 million units. Additionally, based on the concept of "Software-Defined Mobility" where software defines the value of hardware and services, Honda is accelerating software development.

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