Tata Tech, TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad Join Forces to Develop Software-Defined Vehicles

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  • The partnership will also work to enable upskilling and hands-on training for Tata Technologies engineers at TiHAN in new technology areas
  • The director of the institute highlighted the TiHAN Testbed as a dedicated facility for testing and validating use cases of autonomous vehicles

A leading global engineering and product development digital services company, Tata Technologies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TiHAN IIT Hyderabad, to collaborate in the areas of Software Defined Vehicles (SDV) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The partnership aims to develop SDVs with the latest technologies to provide a solution to the challenges faced by automotive companies.

The partners will jointly develop platform/s and Proofs of Concept (POC) that optimize product development timelines per the press release. The partnership will also work to enable upskilling and hands-on training for Tata Technologies engineers at TiHAN in new technology areas.

The company believes that this collaborative approach to innovation will help drive the future of automotive technology and contribute to a more sustainable, connected, and technologically advanced industry.

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MD and CEO of Tata Technologies, Warren Harris expressed his thoughts on the collaboration, “We believe that automotive companies rely on Tata Technologies to address their product development challenges and enable them to conceptualize, develop and realize better products that are safer, cleaner, and connected. Through this collaboration with TiHAN, IIT Hyderabad, we aim to collaborate and support innovations in the area of SDVs and associated technologies that help automotive manufacturers develop and manufacture great products. We will leverage our 25+ years of automotive domain knowledge and access to customers across the globe to help TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad develop a comprehensive set of solutions and accelerators for the automotive industry and upskill engineers on emerging technologies.”

Emphasizing the potential for significant innovation in the automotive industry that can result from this collaboration, the director of IIT Hyderabad, Prof B S Murty highlighted the TiHAN Testbed as a state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind facility in India, which is a dedicated facility for testing and validating a wide range of use cases of autonomous vehicles.

“We can leverage our collective expertise and resources to explore use cases for SDV by adopting modern System on Chips (SoCs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Over the Air (OTA) frameworks, and connected technologies within the realm of Software Defined Vehicles. We believe that this collaboration will support the creation of solutions in SDVs, reaffirming our commitment to advancing the industry towards a technologically advanced future,” stated Sriram Lakshminarayanan, President & CTO of Tata Technologies.

Project Director with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad, Prof. P. Rajalakshmi remarked, “TiHAN at IITH has been established to focus on the research and development of autonomous & intelligent navigation systems.” The professor further reiterated the belief that this collaboration is set to create valuable joint research focusing on innovative smart mobility solutions such as ADAS and SDVs.

Tata Technologies is a global product engineering and digital services company that identifies as the strategic engineering partner businesses turn to when they aspire to be better. It aims to enable manufacturing companies to conceptualize, develop and realize better, safer and cleaner products.

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the eight new IITs established by the Government of India in 2008. The institute has around Rs 700 crores of sanctioned research funding, with PG+PhD students accounting for about 60% of total student strength. Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation (TiHAN) at IITH is a multi-departmental initiative, including researchers from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Design, Entrepreneurship at IITH with collaboration and support from reputed institutions and industry.


 

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