National Automotive test tracks (Natrax) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TiHAN, IIT. The collaboration aims at up-skilling human resources in the field via connecting with industry to work in automated driving, utilising the technical expertise.
Training and capacity-building programmes and imparting advanced skills and mentoring as per the requirement of the automotive industry in the field of ADAS are also included.
Prof BS Murty, Director, IIT-H, said, “Collaboration between TiHAN-IITH and Natrax is a magnificent event that has started a long-term relationship between the organisations. Inventing and innovating in technology for humanity is the motto of IITH and TiHAN, founded to foster initiatives linked to autonomous navigation, is a feather in IITH crown. The first of its kind in the country, TiHAN testbed is a cutting-edge facility for testing and certifying various use cases for autonomous vehicles. It will be a game-changer for both TiHAN and Natrax to grow together and make India Atma Nirbhar.”
Dr Manish Jaiswal, Director, Natrax, expressed enthusiasm for this important partnership, stating, “Our collaboration with TiHAN, IIT Hyderabad marks a significant start, which will eventually bring together vehicle testing expertise of Natrax and research and technology expertise of IIT Hyderabad to bring innovations and solutions for the industry in all emerging areas of automotive technology. The partnership has certainly opened avenues for endless possibilities to collaborate and create solutions for various existing and upcoming challenges of the automotive industry and the larger mobility ecosystem.”