Cognizant has acquired ESG Mobility, a Germany-based digital automotive engineering R&D firm. With the acquisition, Cognizant’s aims to strengthen its engineering capabilities in the connected car verticle. Post-acquisition 1,000 engineering R&D specialists of ESG will join Cognizant in Germany, USA and China. Together, they intend to serve eight of the world’s top 10 auto OEM. The global connected car market is projected to hit $225 bn by 2027.