Carnegie Mellon University and TCS open R&D centre in Pittsburgh for autonomous vehicles

Carnegie Mellon University and Tata Consultancy Services are partnering to build new facility on the CMU campus in Pittsburgh. The new “TCS Hall” is supported by an unprecedented $35 million grant from TCS, the largest ever industry donation to CMU.

TCS Hall is slated to open in 2018. The building will house research and academic spaces where the two institutions will collaborate on promoting next-generation technologies that will drive the 4th Industrial Revolution, including cognitive systems and autonomous vehicles. In addition to the research and academic spaces, the 48,000-square-foot building will feature an innovation courtyard,

“We are pleased to come full circle and launch this facility, fostering further digital technology research in driving what is the largest economic and development opportunity ever faced by mankind — the 4th Industrial Revolution.” said N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons.

“The research outcomes from this collaboration will drive applied innovation for our own clients worldwide, who are fast transforming themselves into agile businesses, built on digital platforms such as artificial intelligence, automation, cloud, and robotics.”added Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services

Source: Tata Consultancy Services