Thursday, June 1, 2023

 Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG (“Daimler Truck”), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) to set up a technology epicenter to identify mid to long term solutions necessary for the future of Mobility. The partnership coined as DICV-IITMIC was inaugurated today at IIT Madras Research Park situated in the city.

Under this MoU, DICV will partner with IITMIC to identify, mentor and provide opportunities to Indian technology start-up companies who will work towards finding futuristic solutions for the Indian Mobility Space, in the years ahead. DICV is the first and only OEM from the Indian automotive space that has partnered with an academia like IITMIC for future mobility solutions.

Mr. Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, “India is going through rapid industrial and economic changes and technology will be at the core of businesses and lifestyle going forward. Daimler Truck has always been at the forefront of technological development in the commercial vehicle space. We invested in India for the long term because we believe in its huge potential. DICV’s partnership with IITMIC is a watershed moment because this collaboration is based on a common belief that technology should be created and leveraged to transform the marketplace and not just product offerings. We also believe that by investing in and nurturing bright Indian technology start-up companies we will contribute to India’s growing economy and sustainably lead the change in commercial vehicles, logistics and in the domain of mobility services.”

The DICV and IITMIC Incubator will jointly incubate Indian technology start-ups working in the areas of future mobility. The focus will be on all aspects like de carbonization (Electric, Hydrogen), Road safety (ADAS based safety technologies), Efficiency (Autonomous, connected vehicles, Data Analytics), Ecosystem creation (Truck as a Service “TaaS”) and even prepare the industry for paradigm shifts in supply chain and log