Mahindra To Develop Driverless Cars

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Driverless cars have become the trending technology of today. Companies like Google, BMW, Audi and Tesla are on the forefront of this development and the latest company who has taken this step seriously is the Mahindra Group.

Yes, Mahindra's electric car division, Reva has submitted proof of concepts for driverless cars in the UK and Singapore.

Experiments have already begun in Bangalore and these cars will be tested on road once the approval gets a green signal.

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Mahindra Reva will need three to four years to develop a production model and the cars will be tested in UK and Singapore.

Tech Mahindra, the group's technology division is partners in developing the software that is needed to operate the driverless car.

The company is currently recording data from the Reva electric cars that are on road to study and analyse how various aspects of the car can be automated.

Currently, Mahindra is focusing the driverless vehicle in US, Europe and South-East Asian markets and if successful, India will get a taste of it.

Mahindra also started something called a driverless car challenge, which engineers are encouraged to buid such a car for a price money of USD 700,000.

Story first published: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 18:52 [IST]
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