On 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.
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
Established – 1961
Director – V. Ramgopal Rao