FAURECIA TO PARTNER WITH THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE FOR ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Nanterre, France, Nov 15, 2017,  by Faurecia

Faurecia, one of the world’s largest automotive equipment suppliers, announces the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration will enrich Faurecia’s ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas of focus: "Smart Life on Board" and "Sustainable Mobility."

Faurecia and the Indian Institute of Science will conduct collaborative research to develop new technologies and solutions in three areas: online air quality monitoring, data analysis and algorithms for driver behavior and artificial intelligence for industrial design.

Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, declared “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.”

Professor Anurag Kumar, Director, IISC added “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.

The Indian Institute of Science was established in 1909 by a visionary partnership between the industrialists Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the Government of India. Over the 107 years since its establishment, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India.

Established in 1997 in India, Faurecia now employs 3 500 people including 1 200 engineers within 7 sites and 2 R&D centers, serving the passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle markets.

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