MG Motors India Partners With IIT Delhi for Research in EVs & Automotives

MG Motors India Partners With IIT Delhi for Research in EVs & Automotives

The Indian subsidiary of Chinese automotive manufacturer, MG Motors India has announced its extended partnership with IIT Delhi. The partnership will facilitate the research at the Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for ground-breaking 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 (Connected – Autonomous – Shared – Electric) mobility; through enabling supporting research for the deployment of electric and autonomous vehicles in the urban landscape in India.

MG, who claims of introducing the first internet electric SUV – the MG ZS EV and the first autonomous Level 1 premium SUV – Gloster, now aims to use the research for developing its future autonomous vehicles.

According to the carmaker, 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.

MG also donated its ZS EV vehicle to IIT Delhi, which MG has launched recently in February 2021, priced at Rs. 20.99 lakhs.

In the past, MG has conducted grand innovation challenges, Hackathons in partnership with IIT Delhi amongst students and startups to make automobiles and transportation services safer and greener.

Speaking about the association, Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India, said, “At MG, our focus has always been around bringing ground-breaking innovations in the automotive space. We are extremely honored to partner with IIT-Delhi, a force to reckon with in the global technology space. We are confident this initiative will bring significant value to IIT Delhi students in researching autonomous technology in city conditions.”

Speaking of the research partnership with MG Motor India, Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “IIT Delhi has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Our association with MG Motor India gives us a perfect platform to test autonomous vehicles. We believe that the future of e-mobility has a great scope for autonomous and connected vehicles.”

Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) actively participates to conduct high-end research and development in the areas of battery-operated electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, storage and alternate energy sources, autonomous and connected vehicles.

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