Students to study alternate-energy-powered vehicles and emerging technologies to innovate new-age mobility solutions
Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi, and donated a KONA Electric for NVH and battery technology research for the institute’s students to study alternate-energy-powered vehicles and emerging technologies to innovate new-age mobility solutions.
The MoU was signed by V. Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi; Dr. Anil Wali, MD, FITT, IIT Delhi; and S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
“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. Our collaborative efforts with IIT Delhi and the donation of KONA Electric will provide an opportunity for students to study and develop insights towards a brighter and greener future for the generations to come,” said S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao welcomed the collaboration. “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,” he said.
CART will conduct battery profiling in KONA Electric, using external sensors or other gadgets using OBD port to understand the performance of electric vehicle during different driving conditions for the purpose of research and training.
FITT is a unit established at IIT Delhi to foster, promote and sustain commercialisation of research results at the Institute. 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.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the No. 1 car exporter since inception in India.
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