IIT Palakkad: The collaboration aims to develop niche skills for both Continental and IIT-Palakkad, as per the statement.

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A contract for a three-year joint research project concentrating on autonomous driving technologies, connected mobility, and safety solutions has been inked by Continental’s Technical Center India (TCI) and IIT-Palakkad. According to a statement from Continental, the partnership will see Continental and IIT-Palakkad conduct research, develop, and build competencies in high-performance computing optimization; simulation models for image and video processing chains for autonomous driving; autonomous mobility safety features based on human vision features; and advanced safety solutions for intelligent battery sensing modules.

According to the statement, the partnership will make it possible to work together in these areas using Continental’s technological know-how and IIT-academic Palakkad’s strength. To help IIT-Palakkad students, Continental said it will also provide internship chances and create a unique curriculum in line with current and forthcoming industry trends. “With this programme, we will place a lot of focus on collaborative research initiatives that support automotive megatrends. We think this programme would help both partners become more skilled in technology and achieve academic achievement “said Latha Chembrakalam, head of Continental’s Technical Center India (TCI).

According to the announcement, this programme intends to create specialised capabilities for both Continental and IIT-Palakkad. The study project will be made available to students as internships where they will support Continental’s subject matter specialists. “We are excited to work with Continental to develop a special initiative to strengthen the relationship between business and academia. With this endeavour, we hope to establish a standard that will enable us to address some of the specific industry problem statements while ensuring that our students receive hands-on technical training.

The dean of industrial partnership and funded research at IIT-Palakkad, Santhakumar, stated that “our academic experts will help to develop this programme in the proper path.” For the students, hackathons and competitive challenges will be organised to make the cooperation more engaging and enlightening. According to Continental, the goal of the partnership between IIT-Palakkad and Continental is to develop students into highly sought-after, marketable talents.

Mayank Tewari

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