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MG Motor partners with IIT Delhi for Research in Electric, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

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MG Motor - IIT Delhi for research in electric, autonomous technologiesOn 15th March, 2021 MG Motor India partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for enhanced research in deployment of Electric, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles in India’s Urban landscape.

  • This partnership for research in CASE mobility (Connected – Autonomous – Shared – Electric) was made through IIT-Delhi’s Industrial Interface Organisation, Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT).

i.Previously, MG Motor & IIT Delhi had partnered-

  • In a year-long project to boost child safety seats in cars through geofencing.
  • Hackathon on making transportation services safer & greener.

ii.MG Motors has donated an electric SUV, ZS EV to IIT Delhi for research purposes.

Note- MG Motors launched India’s 1st autonomous Level 1 premium SUV – Gloster

iii.The Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) at IIT Delhi will conduct high level research in Electric Vehicles (EV).

Research include – Battery-operated EV, Hybrid EV, and Alternate energy sources, Autonomous & Connected vehicles.

Connected Vehicles:

i.They are Self Driving vehicles that use information from cameras, lasers and radar to create a 3D digital map of their surroundings to make safe driving feasible.

ii.They use the Internet of Things (IoT) effectively to communicate among devices, to make driverless vehicles a reality.

FITT: Established in 1992 at IIT Delhi, as an Industrial Interfacing Organisation to Foster Industry focused research among students.

Recent Related News:

i.NHAI signs an MoU with IIT Delhi to set up CoE for Advance Data Management System for Highways.

ii.Nitin Gadkari launched the “Go Electric campaign” to give a boost to electric mobility and use of electrical appliances across the country.

About MG Motor India:

Headquarters – Gurugram, Haryana
President & MD – Rajeev Chaba
Founded – 2017

About IIT-Delhi:

Established – 1961
Director – V. Ramgopal Rao