Faurecia, a global automotive equipment leader, has signed a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), an 107-old premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India.
Faurecia said this collaboration will enrich its ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas of focus such as “Smart Life on Board” and “Sustainable Mobility.”
Faurecia and the IISC will conduct collaborative research to develop new technologies and solutions in three areas like online air quality monitoring, data analysis and algorithms for driver behavior and artificial intelligence for industrial design.
Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, said, “Open innovation is key to the rapid development of new technologies for new mobility requirements. We are proud to add IISc to our academic partnerships and be able to share and confront our ideas with its experts.”
Endorsing this, IISC Director Professor Anurag Kumar, said, “Faurecia and IISc will work together on automotive solutions based on Artifical Intelligence in this innovative industry-academia research collaboration. Together we will engage in new research areas that will have a significant impact on future mobility.”
The collaboration was signed in Bangalore in the presence of Patrick Koller, Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia and and IISc Director Prof Anurag Kumar.
Faurecia has established its subsidiary in India in 1997 and its current workforce stands at 3500 people including 1200 engineers within seven sites and two R&D centers, serving the passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle markets.