MG Motor India, IIT Delhi partner for research on connected, electric and autonomous vehicles

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Mar 2021

MG Motor India has joined hands with IIT Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for research in connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

The partnership through Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi aims at furthering MG’s focus on CASE mobility (Connected – Autonomous – Shared – Electric); through enabling supporting research for deployment of electric and autonomous vehicles in the urban landscape in India.

Earlier, MG has also worked with IIT Delhi on a year-long project to boost in-car child safety seat project through geofencing. It had also conducted a innovation challenge Hackathons in partnership with IIT Delhi amongst students and startups to make automobiles and transportation services safer and greener.

The OEM aims to use the research for developing its future autonomous vehicles. It has also donated a ZS EV SUV to IIT Delhi for conducting the research. The research will also include connected mobility for areas including route planning and navigation, obstacle detection, seamless and natural human interaction, and ai for inferring and decision-making.

Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India said, “At MG, our focus has always been around bringing ground-breaking innovations in the automotive space. We are extremely honoured to partner with IIT-Delhi, a force to reckon with in the global technology space. We are confident this initiative will bring significant value to IIT Delhi students in researching autonomous technology in city conditions.”

Professor V Ramgopal Rao, director – IIT Delhi said, “IIT Delhi has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Our association with MG Motor India gives us a perfect platform to test autonomous vehicles. We believe that the future of e-mobility has a great scope for autonomous and connected vehicles.”

The Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) actively participates to conduct high-end research and development in the areas of battery-operated electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, storage and alternate energy sources, autonomous and connected vehicles. FITT is a unit established at IIT Delhi to foster, promote and sustain commercialization of research results at the Institute.

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