Ashok Leyland, Aidrivers partner for clean, greener autonomous vehicles
Ashok Leyland has entered into a partnership with AI-enabled autonomous solutions provider Aidrivers to develop clean, greener autonomous vehicles.
The two firms have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for paving the way for a long-term collaboration under which their specialist knowledge and experience will be combined to jointly move ahead in the quickly advancing field.
Aidrivers offers autonomous mobility solutions for industrial mobility automation which are said to optimize the business operations of clients and facilitate the delivery of efficiency and quality services.
While Aidrivers will deliver AI-enabled autonomous solutions, Ashok Leyland will offer vehicle platforms with the partners looking to work together to explore target markets and cooperation opportunities.
Dr Rafiq Swash — founder and CEO of Aidrivers said: “There are clear opportunities where the skills, resources, reputation and technical knowhow of both Aidrivers and Ashok Leyland can complement each other, particularly in meeting the needs of industry for a sustainable future. We are excited about the possibilities and look forward to working together to create innovative, ground-breaking autonomous solutions for a range of industrial applications.”
The MoU between the parties expects autonomous vehicles development, industrial mobility equipment, and other autonomous industrial automation solutions to deliver considerable value to logistics providers, fleet operators, and others. It also covers joint marketing and joint market access as required.
Dr. N Saravanan — President and Chief Technology Officer of Ashok Leyland said: “Ashok Leyland has a well-established record as a pioneer in the commercial vehicle sector, having developed many concepts that have become industry benchmarks and norms over the years.
“For example, we launched India’s first electric bus and India’s first Euro 6 compliant truck. We are proud of our reputation for innovation. We are delighted to be collaborating with Aidrivers and look forward to working together to create and develop the innovative autonomous solutions that will drive industry forward in the coming years.”