MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has signed up 6 startups for its ongoing MG Developer Program & Grant. The 6 finalists include Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks. The start-ups will receive a grant and mentoring from technology experts and may get an opportunity to work directly with specialized MG teams on selected projects. MG Motor India has its car manufacturing plant at Halol in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Launched in partnership with several tech giants including Adobe, Cognizant, SAP, Airtel, TomTom, Unlimit, and others, the program aims to nurture solutions within the Indian urban mobility space.
The program had received over 300 entries, out of which, 60 teams were shortlisted in the first round. These teams were provided mentorship by 25 industry experts including MG India’s leadership as well as its technology ecosystem partners, making it one of the largest mentoring programs’ in the automotive segment.
The 6 startups will be joining the already signed companies including Voxomos, Driftly, and Innvolution under the MG Developer Program & Grant.
The 6 selected startups are:
Highway Delite is India’s first free travel app to make highway travel and road trips both safe and fun.
Meeseeks leverages Alexa/MG’s Voice Assistant to digitally manage and improve customer’s service experience.
Socialcore uses Artificial Intelligence to enhance customer interactions with sales improvement and cost reduction.
InCabEx creates a better in-cabin experience by personalizing car profiles as per users’ preferences.
CamCom is an AI-based start-up that provides defect and damage assessment
ClearQuote generates repair estimates via images/videos of a damaged car.