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Indian Man builts Automatic driving Mahindra Bolero

Man Who Built Driver-less Mahindra Bolero: We’re Already A Tesla Competitor [Video]

The American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. is renowned for its self-driving technology, a feature not widely offered by many other automakers. However, a recent video surfaced on social media showcasing a modified Bolero SUV with self-driving capabilities. In a recent interview, Sanjeev Sharma, the founder of Swaayatt Robots responsible for this driverless Bolero, made a bold claim. Sharma asserted that his startup has developed technology capable of navigating Indian streets and positioned his company as a competitor to Tesla.

In an interview with News18, Sanjeev Sharma expressed confidence in his company’s ability to achieve full autonomy, positioning it as a rival to Tesla. He emphasized the readiness of their technology to navigate India’s traffic with precision, stating that with adequate funding and resources, they could address the automation challenge by the year’s end.

Sanjeev Sharma, the driving force behind Swaayatt Robots and praised by Anand Mahindra for his driverless Bolero creation, boasts a rich background in technology stemming from his days at IIT Roorkee. Inspired by MIT’s DARPA Urban Challenge videos, Sharma developed an interest in autonomous driving technology. Swaayatt Robots, headquartered in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, specializes in artificial intelligence, mathematics, and theoretical computer science. They successfully integrated autonomous technology into the Mahindra Bolero SUV, showcased in a video shared by Anand Mahindra, demonstrating its capability on both on-road and off-road scenarios.

Despite their achievements with only $3 million funding received in 2021, Sharma highlighted the need for additional investment to scale up their technology. He estimated that an investment of around $15 million would enable them to expand their presence and accelerate the development of their autonomous navigation solutions. Anand Mahindra, recognizing the innovative efforts, reshared the video of Swaayatt Robots’ Mahindra Bolero with the autonomous driving system, applauding Sharma’s use of complex mathematics to target level 5 autonomy.