Continental, IIT Madras to jointly research machine learning

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Continental and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for Advanced Research in Machine Learning. The project, code-named NeuroMotive, focuses on advanced research in Machine Learning and Neural Networks for technologies that aid partially automated driving.

IIT Madras with its known capability in machine learning and bio-inspired neural networks will contribute to Continental’s ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) business that provides drivers and passengers with additional safety and an increase in comfort.

“Continental is committed to strengthening academia connect in the region, through win-win partnership models. We believe industry-academia partnerships nurture innovation, entrepreneurship and skills development, which are the value-add not just for the two partners, but for the ecosystem at large. Project NeuroMotive is only a first step in our collaboration with IIT Madras. Continental will continue to invest in the technologies of tomorrow. As a technology company, we focus on making future mobility concepts a reality,” said Prashanth Doreswamy, Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director Continental Automotive, India.

“Prof Srinivasa Chakravarthy, head of Neuroscience laboratory will collaborate with Continental on Project NeuroMotive. IIT Madras’ expertise in bio-inspired neural networks can help expand the scope of what assisted driving functions can accomplish. Bio-inspired neural networks are becoming increasingly important for industries and businesses. They help to solve problems based on the biological knowledge of how human brain learns and processes information,” said Ravindra Gettu, Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), IIT Madras.

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