Tata Motors European Technical Centre ties up with Austrian TV station ServusTV

-Showcases its self-driving advancements as a part of an Artificial Intelligence Film-

Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), part of Tata Motors, welcomed Austrian TV station ServusTV, who filmed the company’s self-driving advancements, as part its artificial Intelligence feature.

The German filmmakers visited the Coventry-based automotive research and development business for a first-hand look at its cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technology.

The European film crew and presenter, Gernot Gromer, travelled in the autonomous Hexa SUV while talking to TMETC experts about the progression of autonomous vehicle technology and the future of mobility. The feature will be broadcast on science magazine TV show P.M. Wissen, which is watched by a large audience in both Germany and Austria.

TMETC recently completed the three-year UK Autodrive project into the research and development of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, culminating in safely testing the vehicles on the streets of Coventry and Milton Keynes.

David Hudson, Head of Vehicle Powertrain and Engineering at TMETC, said: “It was a privilege to be involved in the filming with production company, Bilderfest. Germany is a technological world leader and heavily involved in self-drive research and development, so to have this TV show focussing on the work we are doing here in the UK, helps demonstrate our expertise to a wider audience. We hope that the programme gives overseas viewers an inspiring insight into the future of mobility.”

The UK Autodrive project, co-funded by Innovate UK - the UK’s innovation agency - brought together 15 partners including OEMs, engineering businesses, academia and progressive councils to explore the impact of ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared) technology in a safe and controlled setting.

The project has played a pivotal role in positioning the UK as a leader in the mobility revolution. TMETC sees the UK is an important testing ground for cultivating its self-driving vehicle capabilities.

The programme is due to aired in Germany on 27th November and Austria on 28th November.