Hyundai India Signs MoU with FITT – IIT Delhi, Donates KONA Electric

Hyundai India Signs MoU with FITT – IIT Delhi, Donates KONA Electric

The Indian subsidiary of South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer, Hyundai Motor India Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) – IIT Delhi.

This collaboration is being done for IIT Delhi students to study alternate energy powered vehicles and emerging technologies to innovate new-age mobility solutions. The company has also donated its KONA Electric to FITT-IIT Delhi for NVH and battery technology research to aid the students in their study and research.

“We are glad to collaborate with FITT- IIT Delhi to support the research work of students of Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART). As a caring and socially responsible brand, Hyundai strongly focuses on the development of new-age mobility solutions and future technologies that encompass the rapid shift towards alternate sources of clean energy,” commented Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.

Commenting on the collaboration with FITT – IIT Delhi, Kim further added, “Our collaborated efforts with IIT Delhi and the donation of KONA Electric will provide an opportunity for students to study & develop insights towards a brighter & greener future for the generations to come.”

Moreover, the Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) will conduct Battery profiling in KONA Electric. By working with external sensors or other gadgets using OBD port to understand the performance of Electric Vehicle during different driving conditions for research & training.

Interestingly, the 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.

FITT basically, is a unit established by IIT Delhi to raise, develop and maintain the commercialization of research results at IIT Delhi.

Speaking on the pact signed with Hyundai Motors India Foundation, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, stated, “I am happy to note that the Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) at IIT Delhi shall carry out various R&D projects with Hyundai in the broad area of e-mobility.”

“IIT Delhi puts a lot of emphasis on engaging with industry in emerging technology areas. As per its mandate, FITT at IIT Delhi shall play a key role in deepening our collaboration with Hyundai,” Rao added.

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