Altair signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) aimed at benefitting the CV industry.
Story by: Gunjan Bidani
US-based Altair, a global technology company signed a MoU today with International Centre for Automotive Technology of India (ICAT) in Gurugram, Haryana. As per the MoU, the two entities will co-operate in the realms of simulation and testing needs of the existing and emerging mobility industry. Altair envisions application of its simulation technologies for traction motors of Electric Vehicles (motor drives or controls), Automated Driver Assistance System (ADAS) enabling technology, optimisation driven design technology and processes for both E-mobility and conventional internal combustion engine based commercial vehicles. Both Altair and ICAT intend to set-up a joint working arrangement to realize their respective visions with each others mutual support and cooperation. ICAT and Altair additionally endeavour to jointly promote, develop and train. The two are also claimed to be looking at building competency building solutions, technologies and practices to the industry expected to allow each entity to utilise their capabilities and strengths in a synergetic way. Speaking on the occasion, Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT said, “We are happy to sign MoU with one of the reputed and leading experts in the world of simulation and design technologies. Altair has agreed to leverage ICAT as its testing and development agency.
Apart from conducting joint promotional events, Altair will also provide assistance to ICAT on projects related to structural design simulation and performance optimisation. ICAT is an organisation set up under the aegis of National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), Government of India to engage in the areas of automotive testing, certification and R&D services.

A leading solution provider in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, the MoU was signed by Brett Chouinard, President & COO, Altair Inc. “This MoU between Altair and ICAT brings the best of simulation and testing services expertise which the industry can leverage, be it established OEMS or emerging startup, for faster time to market and higher quality for their products,” he claimed.

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