British car organization MG Motor has shortlisted five Indian startups through its innovation programme, MG Drives Innovation. The listing includes CarIQ, Steradian Semi, Altigreen Propulsion Labs, Super, and Exploride.
Through this programme, the agency plans to bring extra synergies to its automobile commercial enterprise by integrating the products of those startups into the vehicles it manufactures.
The corporation acquired greater than 2 hundred startup programs after it launched the programme on November sixteen this yr. 15% of these applications have been from startups within the telematics category, observed by using digital truth, augmented reality and electric motors section.
Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, stated, “It is absolutely encouraging to peer the excellent and variety of thoughts from startups right here and the response has been truly overwhelming. At MG, we goal to foster a tradition of constant innovation and it’s far heartening to look ground-up hardware and center product improvements from younger teams throughout India. We are excited to assess the capabilities of these startups as a way to assist us to add price to our commercial enterprise”
The startups had been selected by a panel which made out of people like auto enterprise veteran Jayanta Deb, Dr.PS Nair (ex-ISRO, Head of Structures at Team Indus), Dr.Anil Wali (MD, FITT at IIT Delhi), Shailesh Vikram Singh (Cofounder, Go Massive) and Padmaja Ruparel (Cofounder and CEO of Indian Angel Network) and some executives from the MG Motor India crew.
The 5 selected startups will showcase their services on the MG Innovation Lounge at TiEcon New Delhi on December 15 and 16, 2017. Also, the enterprise will organize a ‘Mentoring Garage’ for the startups, where the groups can get the opportunity to get mentored by some veterans in the vehicle enterprise.
A Look At The Five Selected Startups Under MG Drives Innovation Programme
CarIQ: Founded in 2013, CarIQ brings a brand new related manner closer to riding and maintaining your vehicle through connecting it to the Internet, permitting you with 24/7 get entry to fame, car records, region and superior analytics. It additionally helps users to get the quality coverage policy for his or her vehicle and has tie-united states with repairing workshops for a brief and smooth provider. It is currently primarily based in Pune and the founders are Sagar Apte, Vishnu K, and Hrishikesh Nene.
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Steradian Semi.: The semiconductor startup has built an excessive-resolution 4D radar that allows actual all-climate imaginative and prescient for Autonomous Vehicles and Drones. It is similarly growing merchandise for self-reliant automobiles that produce high efficiency and feature low strength intake. The startup is currently based in Bengaluru and become founded by means of Apu Sivadas, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Lacchwani, Alok Joshi and Gireesh Rajendran in January 2016.
Anti-green Propulsion Labs: The startup is developing intellectual property in aftermarket products for automotive systems the use of green and green technology. It has already designed IP for 4-wheel passenger and business vehicles. It has workplaces in India in addition to us and was found inside the yr 2013 by using Amitabh Saran, Shailendra Gupta, and Lasse Moklegaard.
Explore: The startup has evolved a futuristic palms-loose head up show for motors controlled with gesture and voice controls. It has features consisting of navigation, telephone join and moreover, it places the whole lot right within the line of sight of the motive force with a transparent show, with 0 overhead costs. It became founded in the 12 months 2014 by using Sunil Vallath, Vivek Mohan, and Rahul Agrawal.
Zuper: It is a field service management platform that enables corporations to hold music in their workspace and consumers whilst staying at home or driving a car. It additionally gives analytics powered by IoT, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cloud offerings.
The Indian vehicle market is hastily developing a good way to capture up with PM Narendra Modi’s 2030 imaginative and prescient of going ‘all electric’. At the identical time, innovators have leveraged the energy of technology to make sure a secure, reasonably-priced and cozy trip to the car drivers. B2B vehicle service startup LetsService and IoT based totally startup Carnot additionally secured seed investment in 2017.
Major automobile giants like TVS and Hero MotoCorp have heavily invested in electric powered automobile startups and are looking to roll out their electric car services in the imminent yr. With MG Motors additionally entering the game to assist startups through their innovation programme, the experience will clearly emerge as greater at ease for startups in the coming years.