IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India
In an effort to give direction to the emerging intelligent transport mobility scene in India, IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany have organized a two-day workshop at IIT KGP. The workshop, which began on Monday, is being held in the background of the newly established Indo-German Collaborative Research Center on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Here are more details.
The workshop is supported by the Indo-German Science and Technology Center (IGSTC) besides the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Various transportation experts from Indian and German academia and industry such as TUM, IIT KGP, TU Berlin, TU Chemnitz, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Patna, ISI Kolkata, TH Ingolstadt, Siemens, Bosch, Infineon, Intel, TCS, Ola, policymakers, and law-enforcement agencies are participating in the workshop.
The discussion on the emerging intelligent mobility landscape in India included interaction among the participants on intelligent solutions for transportation integration, technologies for electric vehicles and batteries and systems and software challenges in next-generation vehicular technologies. Integrated end-to-end solutions will make public transport in India more reliable and comfortable and reduce the dependence on private vehicles, Prof. Samarjit Chakraborty of TU Munich said.
"If we combine the software and AI expertise of India with the manufacturing leadership of Germany, we can bring about transformational benefits to both countries," Prof Pallab Sengupta, the Dean of Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy at IIT KGP, said.