Matter, a technology start-up focusing on electric mobility solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. The MoU aims at collaborating in the areas of functional safety, electronics reliability and cyber security for next-generation mobility solutions.
The MoU was signed and handed over to the founder and CEO of Matter, Mohal Rajiv Lalbhai, in the presence of the Union Minister of Heavy Industries, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey. Emphasising the need for such collaborations, Matter founder, Lalbhai, said that “We are extremely confident the association with ARAI, which is the leading automotive R&D organization in India, coupled with Matter’s technology development capabilities will widen the horizons of growth for EVs and Energy storage solutions in India”.
Echoing similar sentiment, Dr Reji Mathai, Director, ARAI, said that "The collaboration will open new opportunities in the field of electric vehicles and Energy Storage solutions by leveraging ARAI’s experience, expertise, and equipment. With ARAI’s rich resource pool, and Matter’s capabilities, we can achieve scalable growth in the next generation Mobility solutions through this association".
The two signatories with their collective experience will also establish a framework for cooperation on various projects like:
- Electric Vehicle, Systems & Components – Testing, Validation and Pre-Certification
- Noise, Vibration & Harness Simulation and Testing of EVs
-Next Generation Power Electronics
- Vehicle & Component level simulation focused on Electric vehicles and Energy storage systems