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KPIT and dSPACE team up for EV solutions
KPIT Technologies and dSPACE have teamed up to offer a comprehensive test suite of solutions for smart charging of electric vehicles. The suite enables automotive OEMs and charging station companies to accelerate the development and testing of technologies involved in the electric vehicle charging process.
Test libraries are not limited to those defined in the standard. The entire configuration is easy to integrate with internal or existing tools. The test suite can be used for load communication, power testing for load, and other electrification applications. The companies are working on launching out-of-the-box suites for upcoming standards such as ISO 15118-20, SAE J2984, SAE J2593-2, GB / T 34657-2, and ChaoJi.
Anup Sable, Chief Technology Officer and Board Member of KPIT Technologies, said: “The focus and expertise that dSPACE brings together for hardware and validation solutions will be a great combination and provide the ecosystem of mobility a key technological element in their electrification roadmap. This will complement the KPITs focus on powertrain software for two decades and their experience working on major electrification programs. “
udChalo acquires Dimentrix to strengthen business intelligence
udChalo, a consumer technology company exclusively serving the Indian Defense Force and their dependents, has announced the acquisition of software company Dimentrix. This acquisition will increase the portfolio of start-ups and accelerate the growth curve by using business intelligence via AI and ML-based data insights to serve its loyal consumer base with tailor-made products.
With ‘DeepInsight’, the business intelligence platform, udChalo can now count on a unified solution for its teams where they can visualize, analyze and obtain meaningful information about the business more quickly and efficiently, on any device. .
Vikram Roopchand, CTO, udChalo said, “With udChalo, Dimentrix can not only bring ML-based real-time analytics to the travel segment, but also scale much faster and deliver value to a larger segment of customers. . “
Ravi Kumar, CEO of udChalo, said: “Data and analytics are essential to all business strategies, Dimentrix will enhance our agility, our adaptability backed by data science to make informed decisions. This acquisition will further strengthen our focus on using data and information to deliver better and more relevant products and services to our customers. This will catapult our capabilities at all levels and build cyber resilience within the organization. “
Bambrew pockets $ 2.35 million in pre-series A
Sustainable packaging start-up Green Tech “Bambrew” has raised $ 2.35 million in pre-series A funding led by Blue Ashva Capital and Supack Industries. The cycle also saw the participation of Mumbai Angels and notable angel investors.
The latest injection of funds will be used to build India’s first technology platform for sourcing green packaging, increasing sourcing capacity, expanding into multiple cities, investing in R&D of new sustainable materials and strengthening more the team.
Vaibhav Anant, Founder of Bambrew, said: “We have been able to expand our operations several times over the past few years and are very proud of our collaboration with the world’s largest e-commerce player as well as with other major players in this field. . In the last 2 years we have seen 50 times growth and are looking at an even higher scale of growth in the coming year. This latest injection of funds will help us increase our presence and supply capacity in metros such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, as well as in global markets such as the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
RESET TECH appoints Shirin Johari as head of creation
RESET TECH (K&L Wellness Technology) health technology company has named Shirin Johari as the Creative Head.
With 16 years of experience in advertising, branding and social impact, Shirin has assumed the role of Creative Director in leading organizations like JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, Creativeland Asia , DDB Mudra and TBWA and has led creative initiatives for brands like Vodafone, Indian Ministry of Tourism, BookMyShow, Puma, Nissan, Volkswagen, Cadbury, Philips, Big Bazaar, Baskin Robbins and many more.
RESET TECH Founder Karan Talreja said, “I think our brand messaging and awareness will particularly benefit greatly from Shirin’s creative direction. His rich background in design, brand building and storytelling will surely make the brand stronger and create new perspectives for our existing and potential consumers.
Shirin Johari, Creative Manager of RESET TECH, said: “Creating exciting, enlightening and impactful work at the confluence of mindfulness, science and creativity is a space that is deeply passionate for me. So, joining RESET TECH to launch and create the Aayu application, with such a fabulous team, seems like a happy coincidence! “
PlanetSpark World Public Speaking Championship Volume 2
Based in India, PlanetSpark has announced the second season of its flagship international event, the “Global Public Speaking Championship”. Children under 17 will show their public speaking skills through a series of engaging activities such as Slam Poetry, Debates, Speech, Stand-up Comedy, to participate in this Olympiad-level competition and win the title of champion.
In the event spanning a total of 8 weeks, children from all over the world will participate in 3 different age categories, namely 4-8 years old, 9-11 years old and 12-17 years old, called “Juniors”, Seniors’, and ‘Super Seniors’, respectively.
Kunal Malik, Co-Founder, said: “The vision behind PlanetSpark’s GPSC is to engage kids in public speaking and help them showcase their skills in a truly exciting and entertaining way.
Aspirants can register before January 20, 2022. To register, students must complete an interest form on the PlanetSpark website, posting which, a registration link will be emailed to them. After the following screening rounds, 25 finalists will be announced on March 7, 2022, which will perform at the Finale event to be held live on YouTube on March 12, 2022.