Automotive test track firm ties up with IIT-H

HYDERABAD: The National Automotive Test Tracks (Natrax), an automotive proving ground set up by the National Automotive Board, under the Union heavy industries ministry, on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation) at IIT Hyderabad, to collaborate in the areas of autonomous navigation testing facilities.

The collaboration aims at upskilling human resources via collaboration with industry, training and capacity-building programmes.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof B.S. Murty, Director, IITH, said the MoU was the first of its kind in India. “The TiHAN Testbed is a cutting-edge facility for testing and certifying various use cases for autonomous vehicles.,” he said.

Dr Manish Jaiswal, director, Natrax, said the MoU opened avenues for endless possibilities to collaborate and create solutions.

Prof P. Rajalakshmi, project director, TiHAN, said work was on to make it the destination of next-generation mobility solutions providing a collaborative research platform for academia, industry, and R&D labs.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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