EKA collaborates with NuPort to launch a smart electric bus with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and level 2 autonomous driving for Indian roads.
Artificial Intelligence will be used first time in electric buses in the country. This technology will be used in 5,000 electric buses with an investment of Rs 150 crores.
Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle Industries Limited, highlighted, “Our partnership with NuPort ensures that our electric buses are not only environmentally friendly but also futuristic through incorporation of Artificial Intelligence thereby making our buses efficient and safer to operate on Indian roads. This collaboration strengthens our goal of positioning EKA as the leader in the electric vehicle industry in India. I am confident that both EKA & NuPort will provide a safer, greener, and much more efficient transportation for Indian roads.”
Speaking on the collaboration, Raghavender Sahdev, CEO of NuPort Robotics, said, “The current project with EKA allows us to set the first precedent in India for a Level 2 AI-enabled smart Electric bus. Partnering with EKA on this initiative allows us to work with a leading national manufacturer and learn and develop technology solutions specifically for Indian driving conditions. NuPort’s focus on innovation, sustainability, automation, and artificial intelligence is aligned perfectly with EKA’s principles and vision leading to this strategic partnership between the two companies.”
Features like such will help in reducing crash rates by 50% and also dealing with the traffic in the country.