New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd – country’s largest vehicle manufacturer - will collaborate with five startups as a part of its Mobility and Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) program, to create value additions in the areas of logistics, IoT based safety and monitoring, and plug-and-play solutions.
The five startups selected by the New Delhi based manufacturer are Enmovil, Docketrun, Eyedentify, Xane and SenseGiz. The Mobility and Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) is an initiative by the company to identify and bring together startups with innovative and cutting-edge solutions and to collaborate for open innovation in the mobility space.
“Through an extensive exercise involving call for applications, thorough screening and pitch sessions, five startups namely Enmovil, Docketrun, Eyedentify, Xane and SenseGiz, were selected for cohort one. These five startups presented their solutions at the Demo Day organized in New Delhi," the company spokesperson said in a press release issued on Monday.
The top three startups- SenseGiz, Xane and Eyedentify - will get an opportunity to undertake a paid Proof-of-Concept with Maruti Suzuki for an actual business use, the release further noted.
According to Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director, Maruti Suzuki, the company is optimistic about partnering with these startups and this collaboration will help enter into a new era of mobility and automobile solutions.
“Indian automobile industry is at a crucial juncture. Several disruptions are taking place in the automobile and mobility space. Since inception Maruti Suzuki has strived to offer products and services that are ahead of regulations and match the needs of the evolving Indian customers, while retaining the interests of our stakeholders," added Ayukawa.