Valeo establishes centre of excellence at VIT
Vellore: Valeo, a global automotive technology supplier has set up a centre of excellence at the Vellore Institute of Technology’s (VIT) campus here. The state-of-the-art facility was inaugurated on Tuesday by Pierre Lebrun, vice president, group electronics expertise and development services, Valeo.
As part of its industry academia initiative, Valeo signed a memorandum of understanding with VIT last year and as part of the MoU, Valeo established this centre of excellence to support students and research scholars in automotive research, especially in power train, safety, power electronics and infotainment.
The 1,800sqft facility showcases the products and technologies of Valeo in powertrain systems, thermal systems, visibility systems and autonomous driving to provide exposure to the students on current and futuristic auto industry trends. The centre will be utilised by scholars and students for experimentation and testing of their projects and computational studies.
Commenting on the tie-up with Valeo, Anand A Samuel, vice chancellor, VIT, said, “This is a great initiative towards integrating university and industry and will benefit students in understanding industry processes. They will get an opportunity to work on live problems and solve them.”
Jaji Vijayaraman, mechanical R&D director, group electronics expertise and development services, Valeo India, S Narayanan, pro-vice chancellor, Vasudevan R, dean, school of mechanical engineering, VIT, were also present at the event.