Indian transportation vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland announces that it has partnered with autonomous mobility technology developing firm Aidrivers to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence-powered autonomous vehicles.
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop high-tech self-driving cars as the industry is witnessing an all-time boom. According to the contact, Aidrivers will integrate its autonomous mobility technology with Ashok Leyland’s transportation vehicles to convert them into self-driving vehicles.
The partnership will considerably boost the development of industrial mobility equipment and other autonomous industrial automation solutions for various industries, including logistics. President and CTO of Ashok Leyland, Dr. N. Saravanan, 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.”
He further added that they are incredibly proud to partner with Aidrivers to develop innovative autonomous driving solutions that will drive the industry forward in the years to come. The contract also mentions that the two companies will also join hands for combined marketing efforts.
United Kingdom-based artificial intelligence-powered autonomous mobility technology developing company Aidrivers was founded by Rafiq Swash in 2018. Aidrivers aims to develop autonomous mobility technology to meet industry needs for optimization, resiliency, and safety.
“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. Across all sectors, industry is seeking innovative ways to deliver the best efficiency, minimise carbon and environmental impact and reduce costs,” said founder and CEO of Aidrivers Rafiq Swash. He also mentioned that this new partnership with Ashok Leyland lays the foundation of joint innovation and inspiration.