New Delhi: Japanese automobile company Suzuki Motor Corporation on Wednesday launched the Made in India Baleno in Japan, said its Indian subsidiary Maruti SuzukiIndia Ltd.
Maruti Suzuki India said the Baleno model is rolled out only in India at its Manesar facility in Haryana.
Since its Indian launch last year, Maruti Suzuki India has sold over 38,000 units of Baleno cars in domestic market and plans to export it to more than 100 countries, the company said.
“A landmark moment like this is a true testimony to the success of Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Launch of ‘Made in India’ Baleno in Japan is a proud moment for all of us.
“This reaffirms Maruti Suzuki’s manufacturing potential and growing importance of Maruti Suzuki India Limited in Suzuki Motor Corporation’s global business strategies. I am confident our Baleno would be well accepted by Japanese customers as well,” managing director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said. (IANS) (Image Courtesy:rushlane.com)
Mitra greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Hyderabad
It is a made-in-India robot designed by Balaji Viswanathan and his 14-member team
The Indian robot can be rented for interactive sessions at offices, hotels and private birthday parties, through www.mitrarobot.com
Mitra is an indigenous humanoid robot made of fiberglass. It has been programmed to greet customers and interact using facial and speech recognition, contextual help, and autonomous navigation. The robot greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Hyderabad.
Mitra and its partner were the two bots designed by Balaji Viswanathan and his 14-member team, who domestically sourced all the parts except for the chips needed to build them. The Indian robot is serving humans in a few Canara Bank branches as well as P.V.R Cinema outlets in Bengaluru.
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One can rent the robot for interactive sessions at offices, hotels and private birthday parties, through www.mitrarobot.com.
All work and no play might make Mitra dull. While one day might entail engaging with our Prime Minister and the U.S President’s daughter, another day might see the humanoid have fun. Says Vishwanathan to the Economic Times, “People rent out Mitra for weddings and birthday parties. It moves around like a loud jukebox playing songs, takes pictures, also tweets those out if you want it to.”
Things didn’t go as planned for Invento CEO Balaji Viswanathan at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. Both Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Modi were supposed to separately press a button each on the robot’s touch display. However, both of them pressed the buttons at the same time. A few awkward seconds of silence later, one of them raised a finger again, and the device registered.