Global specialist in AI-enabled autonomous solutions across industrial mobility - Aidrivers and the leading multinational automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland have established a new collaboration designed to pursue the development of AI-enabled autonomous vehicles to meet the industry’s sustainable needs future.
According to a press release from the automaker, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term collaboration that will combine their specialist knowledge and experience to push forward together in this rapidly advancing field.
Aidrivers provides autonomous mobility solutions for industrial mobility automation, which optimise clients’ business operations and enable efficient and quality services.
In the agreement, signed early in January 2022, Aidrivers will provide AI-enabled autonomous solutions while Ashok Leyland will provide vehicle platforms; the partners will work together to explore target markets and opportunities for cooperation.
The agreement foresees the development of autonomous vehicles, industrial mobility equipment and other autonomous industrial automation solutions that can deliver significant value to fleet operators, logistics providers and others. As well as specific project opportunities, the MoU encompasses joint marketing and joint market access as appropriate.
Dr N Saravanan, President & CTO, Ashok Leyland, said, “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.”
Dr Rafiq Swash, Founder and CEO, Aidrivers, said, “This MoU provides the foundations for joint innovation and inspiration. 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.”
“Across all sectors, industry is seeking innovative ways to deliver the best efficiency, minimise carbon and environmental impact and reduce costs. AI-enabled autonomous solutions and the true benefits they provide are at the centre of these transformative times. By combining strengths, Aidrivers and Ashok Leyland are confident of delivering exceptional value and innovation in applications across industry,” Dr Swash added.