NEW DELHI: MG Motor India announced on Monday that it has partnered with the IIT Delhi Center for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) to conduct research in the field of electric and autonomous vehicles.
The partnership through the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi, aims to promote the automaker’s focus on CASE mobility (Connected Autonomous Shared Electric). MG Motor India said in a statement that it will enable supportive research for the use of electric and autonomous vehicles in the country’s urban landscape.
The company has already worked with IIT Delhi on a year-long project to advance the project for car seats through geofencing.
It had also held a major innovation challenge hackathons in collaboration with IIT Delhi among students and startups to make cars and transportation services safer and greener.
MG, which introduced an electric SUV – the ZS EV and the first level 1 autonomous premium SUV – Gloster, wants to use the research to develop its future autonomous vehicles.
“At MG, we have always focused on bringing breakthrough innovation to the automotive sector. We are immensely honored to partner with IIT-Delhi, a force to be reckoned with in global technology. We are confident that this initiative will have a significant impact will have. ” Value to IIT Delhi students in researching autonomous technologies in urban settings, “said MG Motor India President and MD Rajeev Chaba.
PV Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi, said the collaboration with MG Motor India provides the institute with a perfect platform to test autonomous vehicles.
“We believe that the future of electric mobility offers a lot of scope for autonomous and connected vehicles,” he said.