The philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India - Hyundai Motor India Foundation on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) - IIT Delhi. Alongside, a KONA Electric was also donated to the students of IIT Delhi for the study of alternate energy powered vehicles and emerging technologies.
In a recent press note, the Korean firm announced that the MoU was exchanged between Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, Dr. Anil Wali MD, FITT - IIT Delhi and Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. at IIT Campus, New Delhi.
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Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) will conduct Battery profiling of the KONA EV with the use of external sensors and other gadgets. On-board diagnostics (OBD) port will be used to understand the performance of the battery-powered Hyundai KONA during different driving conditions for research and training.
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Commenting on the collaboration with FITT - IIT Delhi, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are glad to collaborate with FITT- IIT Delhi to support the research work of students of Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART). Hyundai strongly focuses on the development of new-age mobility solutions and future technologies that encompass the rapid shift towards alternate sources of clean energy. Our collaborated efforts will provide an opportunity for students to study & develop insights towards a brighter & greener future for the generations to come."