Mahesh ShindeGM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing)
Tata Motors Limited
- Mechanical engineer with Masters in Management & having 31+ years of experience in automotive field of two wheelers, passenger cars & commercial vehicles. - Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK & Chartered Engineer as recognised by Engineering council, UK. - Filed 8 patents, 2 copyrights and 1 notarization in areas such as Fuel system, Seats, Steering Buzz-squeak- rattle (BSR), Testing methods, Business model, etc. - Responsible for Validating all Components, Systems and vehicle specific tests for Passenger cars and Commercial vehicles. - Earlier experience include Heading all R&D functions in 2-wheeler Company (Motorcycles & Mopeds), Customer support and Regulatory agencies. - Also, a technical paper assessor / Jury member internally and for external organisations like SIAT, SAE, IMechE, etc.
11:15 AM Interactive Panel Discussion: Determining The Infrastructure Requirements That Are Crucial To Support Automated Driving
As automakers start to deploy more autonomous features, one of the biggest challenges faced in rolling out the technology will be to ensure that the supporting infrastructure is adequate and well-maintained. This will involve a commitment from the various stakeholders and government agencies to work together to plan and put in place the necessary road markings, communication systems, etc. In this discussion, panelists will:
- Determine some of the infrastructure needed for the successfully deployment of autonomous vehicles
- Discuss the challenges of putting in place these required infrastructure in Asia
- Take a closer look at some of the existing regulatory policies that need to be changed
- Examine the socio-economic impact on replacing existing infrastructure to accommodate autonomous vehicles
- Discuss the development of a smart city that can incorporate autonomous vehicles
Developing the various autonomous vehicles technologies require huge amount of investment. In this roundtable, delegates will try to identify some of the technologies that should be prioritized in order to develop this nascent industry and also discuss some strategies to balance the cost of manufacturing and production.
- Analyzing the various technologies that being developed for the autonomous vehicles industry
- Examining the cost of developing new autonomous vehicle technologies
- Differentiating the costs of manufacturing autonomous and traditional vehicles
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick once quoted that India will be the last place on Earth to get self-driving cars. Poor signage, stray cattle on roads, frenzied jumble of pedestrian crossing, chaotic traffic conditions and a minister who has publicly announced that he is not supporting any autonomous vehicle technology that could take away jobs all bode to unfavourable conditions that would scare away potential investors. However, some local conglomerates are still pushing for the introduction of driverless vehicles in India, forecast to soon be the world’s third-largest auto market. This session will focus on the challenges faced by Tata Motors, one of those actively developing an autonomous vehicles solution for Indian roads, and what it is currently doing to tackle these issues.