Wipro partners with IISc for autonomous car
New Delhi: Information technology company Wipro Limited has joined hands with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), to develop a driverless car for Indian conditions.
According to a media report, the car is expected to roll out by March 2020. Also, the two companies will work on robotics and 5G space as well, informed the tech firm in a release.
A group of senior professors and research staff from IISc and engineers, developers, architects and researchers from the autonomous systems, robotics and 5G departments from Wipro constitute the team at WIRIN. It will focus on R&D of technologies like Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, visual computing and Vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X).
Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited said, “We are excited to collaborate with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, one of the most prestigious research institutes in the world, to develop innovative solutions for autonomous systems, robotics and 5G. This is a significant step towards strengthening our position to be at the forefront of these transformative technologies.”
Anurag Kumar, Director of IISc Bangalore, said, “IISc believes collaboration between academia and the industry is a great way of solving challenging real-world problems. We welcome and thank Wipro for supporting this high-impact, collaborative research and innovation initiative to solve complex problems in autonomous vehicular systems, robotics and 5G.”