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Auto Expo: Autonomous driving, gaming zone to be key attractions

Date: 31/01/2018 | Edition: Delhi | Page: 13 | Source: PTI | Clip size (cm): W: 13 H: 12

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Extracted Text data: NEW DELHI: Motorsports, auto gaming arena and auton-omous vehicle display will be among the key attractions at the upcoming 14th edition of the biennial Auto Expo, according to industry body SIAM. The expo, from February 9-14, will see 24 new launches and unveiling of over 100 vehi-cles. Besides, there will be 12 startups participating in the event, the majority being in the electric vehicle space. "There are many events hap-pening for the first time, includ-ing Motorsports, auto gaming arena, future decoded (virtual reality zone) and autonomous vehicle display which will show what the future would be like," SIAM President Abhay Firodia told reporters here. The expo, co-organised by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), CII and Auto Component Manu-facturers Association of India (ACMA), will be held at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, The components show will be held at Pragati Maidan in the Capital from February 8-11. Firodia further said that during the expo, visitors will get a chance to see what an autono-mous vehicle powered by arti-ficial intelligence is and how it will benefit the consumer and increase safety. He said: "There are a 100 exhibitors in the show, up from 88 in the previous expo. Interestingly there are 12 startups, compared to two last time which shows the kind of change that is coming over in economic thinking in India." PTI