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Our Inspiration

Amma, A renowned humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi is the guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s concept of education, stress on research and commitment to instilling universal values have come together to shape Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham into an institution where the latest advancements and discoveries combine with compassion and service-mindedness.

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Smart Mobility and Automotive Research Technology Centre (SMART) is an engineering research lab mainly focusing on developing Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle related technologies and is headed by Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam of department of Electronics and Communication. Our research focuses on designing and developing technologies for building Electric Autonomous Vehicles with advanced perception and decision-making capabilities which includes developing sophisticated deep learning, computer vision, and navigational algorithms. Our research extends to developing energy management systems, Vehicle-to-Grid(V2G) & Vehicle-to-Home(V2H) technology, batteries, and Energy Storage systems, Connected Autonomous Vehicles technologies with Cyber Security.

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Main areas of focus include but not limited to:

  • Development of power-efficient and cost-effective Autonomous Electric Vehicle which motivates the center to develop intelligent transport systems using AI-based solutions with 3D-Object detection and identification, Behavior prediction, Localization, Motion Planning, and Lane navigation
  • Research on batteries and energy storage systems in critical areas such as battery characterization, electrical and thermal control algorithms to improve the electric vehicle batteries’ efficiency, durability, charging speed, safety and cost.
  • Research on Motor design with high power density, powertrain optimization, and transmission system design for cost-effective electric vehicles
  • Research on Connected Autonomous Vehicles technologies such as Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Based Environment Perception, Dynamic Platooning with V2V Communication and Cyber security with development of security framework in vehicular networks.
Our Vision

To be one of the state-of-the-art research centers in the world in the field of Smart Mobility research technologies which includes Autonomous Vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Vehicle Energy Management Systems and Vehicle-to-Grid(V2G) & Vehicle-to-Home(V2H) technology, Battery Charging Strategies and Battery Management System, Electric Motor Design & Modelling.

Our Focus

Inspire. Explore. Discover.

Innovation in autonomous vehicles and electric vehicle technologiespact.

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