Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked as the top engineering institute in India for four years in a row (2016-2019) by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance.
The National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) is one of IITM’s most vibrant centres focused on improving human kind’s journey to sky, planets and stars above. Currently, it is the hub for four deep tech start-ups Aerostovilos, Agnikul, X2 Fuels and The E-Plane Company.
To address the increased population and traffic in urban areas, The E-Plane Company believes the way to go is up! The E-Plane company is developing technologies for urban aerial mobility. We want to build air taxis in five years. The first product is a compact autonomous electric aerial vehicle that can take off from anywhere and deliver goods over long distances. Inspired by the fixed-wing aircraft and quadcopter, it also has AI features like dynamic obstacle avoidance and real-time path planning. An app/web based flight control and monitoring system make it a complete solution.