MG Motor India has joined hands with IIT Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for conducting research in the field of 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.
In the past, MG has worked with IIT Delhi on a yearlong project to boost in-car child safety seat project 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.
MG aims to use the research for developing its future autonomous vehicles. The carmaker has also donated its ZS EV vehicle 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.