IIT Delhi and MG Motor India join hands for research on Electrical and Autonomous Vehicle

For ground-breaking research in the field of Electric Vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle MG Motor India joins hands with IIT Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology. A detailed report on signing the MoU is below.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Mar 18, 2021 12:04 IST
IIT Delhi and MG Motor India join hands for research on Electrical and Autonomous Vehicle
IIT Delhi and MG Motor India Signs MoU for research in Electric Vehicle- Photo- DDNews

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and MG Motor India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ground-breaking research in the field of Electric Vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle. IIT Delhi’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) with a team of 20 faculty members.

On Thursday, MG Motors India and IIT Delhi signed an MoU in the field of autonomous and electric vehicle research at the campus of IIT Delhi. On this occasion, the Director of IIT Delhi Ramgopal Rao and Managing Director of MG Motor India Rajiv Chaba were also present.

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Speaking on this occasion IIT Delhi Director Ramgopal Rao said that the Institute gives preference in the field of research and innovation in the field of autonomous and electric vehicles. The Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology at IIT Delhi has been set-up with an aim to conduct intensive research on Battery-powered vehicles, Hybrid Electric vehicles, Additional energy resources and the field of Autonomous vehicle.

"We have also started the recruitment of the faculty members in this way. Alongside the faculty members, as many as 200 PhD students will also join this project. This will help us in tackling the difficulties being faced by the stakeholders in rolling out Electric and Autonomous Vehicles in India. Currently, we will focus on the autonomous of Driverless vehicle technology that will impart the way ahead for the electric vehicle", said Director of IIT Delhi Ramgopal Rao.

On this occasion, MG Motor India gifted a car to IIT Delhi for the purpose of research and innovation purpose.

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