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ICAT – A World Class Automotive Testing Centre

Topics covered:

Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.


ICAT – A World Class Automotive Testing Centre


What to study?

For prelims and mains: About ICAT and NATRiP.


Why in news? 3rd International Electric Vehicle (EV) Conclave was recently held at the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in Manesar, Gurugram.

The Conclave was held to create a knowledge-sharing platform to ensure flow of information at all levels in the automotive sector.


About ICAT Manesar:

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) Manesar is a division of NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) under the Department of Heavy Industries, India.



  1. It provides services for testing, validation, design and homologation of all categories of vehicles.
  2. It assists the automotive industry in adopting cutting edge technologies in vehicle evaluation and component development to ensure reliability, durability and compliance to the current and future regulations.


National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP):

The Project aims at creating core global competencies in Automotive sector in India and facilitate seamless integration of Indian Automotive industry with the world as also to position the country prominently on the global automotive map.