Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Hyderabad
India’s first Autonomous Navigation facility, "TiHAN" was inaugurated by "Jitendra Singh", Union Minister of State for Science & Technology at the IIT Hyderabad campus on Monday.
* Developed at a budget of Rs. 130 crores by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation) is a multidisciplinary initiative that will make India a global player in the futuristic and next generation ‘smart mobility’ technology.
* The minister said that the vision of TiHAN-IITH is to become a global player for next generation smart mobility technologies and the Ministry of Science & Technology has come forward to support this initiative, which will be a trendsetter for others as well.
* “Limited testbeds or proving grounds exist worldwide to investigate the operation of unmanned and connected vehicles in a controlled environment by simulating various scenarios that may occur in real-life traffic operations, ranging from frequently occurring to extreme cases.
* Singh said that giving a mega push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Technology vision, Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Foundation (TiHAN)-IITH has already taken many forward-looking initiatives to promote innovation in the mobility sector.
“TiHAN Testbed will provide a unique platform for high quality research between academia
, industry and R&D labs
both at the national and international level, thus making India a global leader in autonomous navigation technologies." .Source : Mint