Auto components major Bosch Ltd said on Thursday that it has partnered with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to jointly launch a green urban mobility innovation initiative to implement smart and sustainable mobility solutions in various cities in India. GIZ is a German government-owned enterprise that provides support to achieve its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
Bosch Ltd said in a statement that the partners aim to promote India's green urban mobility and transportation system through an industry-led multi-stakeholder platform for innovation, collaboration and prototyping.
It added that this initiative is under the aegis of the Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP) between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of the Government of India and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
"This flagship Indo-German initiative will combine Bosch's technical expertise in mobility innovation and a strong local presence with GIZ's public and private sector network to create a 'living laboratory' in Bengaluru," the company said.
With this initiative, Dr Julie Riviere, GIZ India Country Director, said: “We assist in establishing a multi-stakeholder platform on Green Urban Mobility Innovation, where more than 100 public sector stakeholders, tech companies, startups and other innovators are involved. "
Riviere noted that GIZ is already supporting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in planning and implementation of a sustainable urban transport system in selected Indian cities, "The Living Lab will facilitate the co-creation and adoption of innovative technological solutions with a high social and environmental impact for Indian cities."