Infosys built an autonomous buggy by retrofitting an existing buggy being used in the campus using a patented Drive-by-Wire technology. A technology incubator and demonstrator which displayed strength of Infosys capabilities in autonomous technologies. The Drive-by-Wire system comprises auto-braking and a navigation features equipped with advanced LiDAR and vision technologies. The cart has an on-board computer, which is equipped with state-of-the-art AI and deep learning engine to detect objects, lanes and curbs for navigation. A rigorous blend of continuous innovation, implementation and test cycles ensured a mature autonomous buggy technology.

The Maini Group has enlisted Infosys to go to market jointly for the autonomous buggy. The buggy will be used in controlled campus environments like industrial, educational campuses, airport environments and amusement parks. The Maini Group and Infosys jointly launched the autonomous buggy at WINGS India 2020.

The first commercial autonomous buggy will be delivered to a leading automotive OEM shortly.

Key Challenges

  • Build the autonomous buggy from the ground up and mature it over a period with minimum viable platforms.
  • Retrofit the buggy and integrate it seamlessly with the original buggy with minimal changes.
  • Develop both hardware and software stacks, followed by their integration to achieve precise alignment.
  • Fuse various sensor data from LiDAR and cameras for processing and decision making
  • Sense objects in real-time and synchronize the information for autonomous navigation to control the steering and brake systems
  • Mature the technology demonstration to a commercially viable product with an optimized bill of material.

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The Solution

Infosys Autonomous System Platform to drive India’s first autonomous buggies

Infosys Autonomous System platform integrated with buggy uses advanced technologies like:

  • Autonomous navigation and path planning
  • Lane and obstacle detection
  • Localization and mapping
  • Software and algorithms for autonomous navigation
  • Hardware technologies – LiDAR, GPS, RADAR, camera and other sensors

Taking advanced autonomous technologies to industrial use

  • Level 3.5 autonomy for driverless operations with speeds up to 15 Kmph
  • Map 3D LiDAR and localize with industry-standard accuracy and performance; multiple redundancies to ensure the safety of people using the autonomous buggy
  • Detect obstacles and avoid obstacles smartly with configurable modules makes more real-time behaviour of the system.
  • Unique system and unique ride experience on riding first Autonomous buggy


A commercially viable and mature autonomous buggy for controlled campus environments
  • A commercially viable mature autonomous buggy for a controlled campus environment
Launch of India’s first autonomous buggy
  • Launch of India’s first autonomous buggy
First commercial buggy to be shipped to automotive OEM soon
  • First commercial buggy to be shipped to automotive OEM soon