**H2: Technologies Transforming the Automotive Industry**

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the integration of various technologies, according to industry experts. From artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G, cloud computing, and edge computing, these digital innovations are turning automobiles into sophisticated and intelligent objects.

**H2: AI Revolutionizing Automobiles**

Vinod Gopinathan, Chief Information Officer at Ashok Leyland, highlights how AI tools like Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT) are revolutionizing the automotive industry. GPT, a family of neural network models, is used in generative AI applications such as ChatGPT. These AI tools can be leveraged for tasks ranging from customer assessment and recommendations to vehicle purchase, maintenance, and disposal.

**H2: AI-powered Manufacturing**

At Ashok Leyland, AI-powered Computer Vision-enabled equipment is extensively utilized in manufacturing lines for quality monitoring. Additionally, the company has integrated approximately 150,000 vehicles with iAlert, a connected vehicle platform that enables real-time monitoring and diagnostics.

**H2: Metaverse and Automotive Sales**

Hasit Trivedi, Chief Technology Officer of Digital Technologies and Global Head – AI at Tech Mahindra, explains how the automotive industry is embracing AI and Metaverse to revolutionize sales and promotion. Bots powered by AI are becoming more versatile and intelligent, capable of handling structured and unstructured tasks. This leads to increased productivity and the discovery of valuable business insights.

**H2: Automotive Research and Development**

The automotive industry is heavily investing in various technologies to enhance vehicles’ functionality and safety. Trends such as autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), LiDAR, and RADAR technologies are being extensively researched and developed by automobile companies worldwide. Additionally, Connected Care and Car networking enable real-time monitoring and diagnosis of vehicle health.

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**H2: Software-defined Vehicles**

Gagandeep Reehal, Co-founder, CEO, and CTO of Minus Zero, an autonomous mobility startup, predicts that vehicles will become like gadgets, with software-defined updates introducing new features. This shift transforms automobiles into software problems rather than mechanical problems. Minus Zero focuses on the intersection of neuroscience and AI to bridge the gap between human and machine intelligence, introducing Nature-inspired AI concepts.

**H2: Adoption Challenges and the Need for Autonomous Vehicles**

Reehal emphasizes that autonomous vehicles, when marketed correctly, can be much safer than human drivers. However, inducing reasoning capability remains a significant challenge for countries looking to adopt automotive AI technology.

**H2: AI Adoption in India**

According to a report by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), two-thirds of Indian companies are lagging behind in AI adoption and maturity. AI integration in manufacturing processes has led to the increasing use of collaborative robots. The combination of IoT sensors, data analytics, and robotic systems enhances predictive maintenance and process optimization, driving efficiency in the automotive sector.

**H2: Energy Efficiency and Digital Transformation in Manufacturing**

Atul Patil, Deputy General Manager at Mitsubishi Electric India, highlights the growing emphasis on sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing processes. Robots are now designed to reduce energy consumption and waste. Mitsubishi Electric’s ‘e-F@ctory’ leverages AI, big data, IoT, edge computing, and advanced robotics to enable digital transformation in the manufacturing environment.

### News source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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