Michelin and Pune-based ARAI will team up to test tyres for regulatory requirements like wet grip and rolling resistance.
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The Indian subsidiary of the French tyre major Michelin said it has inked an initial pact with the Pune-based Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for collaboration in automobile technology. The areas under the proposed partnership include training on vehicle dynamics, tyre technologies and exploring future stakes in standardisation and regulation, among others, a release said. This strategic partnership will also see Michelin India and ARAI join forces to facilitate testing of tyres for regulatory requirements like wet grip and rolling resistance, it said.
“At Michelin, we continue to expand our external partnerships to tap into new perspectives on innovation. Our strategic partnership with ARAI will allow us to share our expertise and multi-country know-how on tyre technology for the Indian market,” said Eric Philippe Vinesse, EVP for research and development and a member of the Executive Committee, Michelin Group. ARAI is the automotive testing body, affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.