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Publication at Telematics Wire, since 2011 has been evolving in its drive to build an industry platform for new and upcoming technologies in automotive. Amongst many industry verticals automotive is changing fast and we all need to keep pace with it. Along with this we need to go 'green' and be ecofriendly. Hence, what earlier was a monthly print edition will be weekly digital magazine at Telematics Wire here onwards.

Automakers are lining up financial resources to capitalise on EV opportunity. Earlier Ashok Leyland shared their plans to extend 5000 crores to their EV arm and couple of days ago M&M got in talks with investors to raise 5000 crores EV push. M&M also recently announced setting up of its R&D centre in Coimbatore which will be working on new tech for automotive including software defined vehicle.

Ampere electric scooters secondary sales clocked 200,000 last month. Out of this 100,000 electric scooters were sold in last 15 months from April 2022 to June 2023. Going by the numbers from SIAM, TVS iCube continues to be the leader in electric scooter with over 10,000 units being sold monthly, and it clocked over 100k units between Jan22 to Mar23(Financial Express).

Industry is looking at academia for research, an extremely positive sign for the automotive ecosystem in India. Closer the industry will be to academia, more fine tuned will be the skilled man power available for research and industry in general. Last week IIIT-B signed MoU with Continental automotive components India and Continental autonomous mobility India for collaborative work on ADAS and autonomous vehicle; and, earlier Telangana Govt, BITS Pilani and Mobis India joined hands to develop CoE for new mobility solutions.

UAE seems to be changing gears on new automotive tech. It recently granted license to WeRide for autonomous vehicle testing and has set up plans to install 1000 EV charging stations. Early this year RTA, Dubai had initiated project to map the roads for self-driving taxis. Although the initial project on use of autonomous vehicle on Dubai roads dates back to April 2021 when Cruise was testing driverless taxis in Dubai which they are again planning to bring it back on Dubai roads.

With Best Regards,
Maneesh Prasad
CEO, Telematics Wire

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