JK Tyre appoints IIT Madras’ R Krishna Kumar as technology advisor to CMD and MD

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Mar 2022


JK Tyre & Industries has appointed Professor R Krishna Kumar, Institute Professor, IIT Madras, as the technology advisor to chairman and MD, Dr Raghupati Singhania and Anshuman Singhania, MD.

The company says Kumar is a world-renowned expert in 'Vehicle Dynamics and Tyre Technology' who has been instrumental in setting up the ‘Raghupati Singhania Centre for Vehicle Dynamics and Tyre Mechanics’ at IIT Madras and driving it for the last 18 years. He has been working on future-ready technologies. The tyre maker says Kumar’s deep and expansive research association with IIT Madras is one of India’s longest Academia-Industry collaborations. 

According to JK Tyre & Industries the vehicle dynamics and tyre technology are rapidly changing, thanks to electric vehicles and safety and environmental concerns. The challenge is to come out with pre-emptive solutions. This calls for a nuanced, focussed and structured approach in all areas of technology development.