IIT KGP and Technical University of Munich Host Intelligent Mobility Workshop

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IIT KGP and TUM’s workshop covered various intelligent and AI solutions for electric vehicles, batteries and technologies that can be used in India

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) and Germany’s Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently concluded a two-day workshop on Intelligent Mobility at IIT Kharagpur to push the emerging intelligent mobility ecosystem in India. The hi-tech workshop was also held to promote the newly set up Indo-German Research Centre on intelligent transportation systems.

Prof. Pallab Dasgupta, Dean, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy, IIT KGP said that the centre would be focussed on shaping the research goals and schemes in the area of intelligent software. He added that the collaboration would bring about transformational benefits in innovating intelligent software for safety, driver assistance, comfort and entertainment.

Focus areas

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The two-day workshop discussed the artificial intelligence (AI) and software expertise that can be embedded while innovating intelligent solutions for transportation integration, technologies for electric vehicles and the batteries, systems and other emerging technologies applicable in the transport sector of India. Professor Samarjit Chakraborty viewed that the end-to-end solutions would boost the public transport system of India, thereby reducing reliance on private vehicles.

Participants

Industry and academic experts in the field of transportation across India and Germany participated in this workshop. Some of these include Technical University of Berlin, Chemnitz, IITs of Bhubaneswar, Patna, Kolkata, Bosch, Intel, TCS, Ola besides the TUM and IIT-KGP.

The current transport scenario in India is undergoing a change with the buzz of including electric fleet mainly to cut down on emissions. The IIT-KGP and TUM collaboration come in the wake of this change to offer intelligent solutions for India and Germany for a smoother adoption of environment-friendly vehicles by innovating with newer technologies. India has set a target of 200 million EVs by 2030.

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