MG Motor India has joined hands with IIT-Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for research in the field of electric and autonomous vehicles. 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. MG aims to use the research for developing its future autonomous vehicles, IIT-Delhi said in an official statement.
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.
In the past, MG has worked with IIT-Delhi on a year-long project to boost in-car child safety seat projects through geofencing. It had also conducted a grand innovation challenge Hackathons in partnership with IIT-Delhi amongst students and startups to make automobiles and transportation services safer, and greener. The carmaker has also donated its ZS EV vehicle to IIT-Delhi.
Prof 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.”
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