Sona Comstar acquires 54pc stake in sensors, software company Novelic

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd. (Sona Comstar), one of the leading global providers of automotive technology solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire a 54% equity stake in Novelic, a Serbia-based company found...

Delta emerges as a major player in e-mobility sector worldwide

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has emerged as a major player in the e-mobility sector worldwide. Over the last few years, as one of the prominent leaders in EV (electric vehicles) ...

TVS SCS to train 2000 rural youth every year to be ‘employment ready’

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), one of the largest and fastest growing supply chain solutions providers in India, announced the inauguration of its Training Academy at Oragadam, industrial corridor, near Chenn...

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India nurtures Evnnovator

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) is nurturing Evnnovator, a startup that aims to transform the EV industry by providing a comprehensive EV charging experience to the end-users.

Indian EV industry can leverage from Korea’s battery expertise

The Indian auto industry can leverage and partner with South Korea to develop the electrical vehicle (EV) market in India and through collaboration ,it can emerge as leaders for a large part of the world. This was s...

Essential tech elements in BMW iX electric vehicle from Continental

Technology company Continental is supplying essential elements for an intuitive and attractive user experience in the new BMW iX. In response to vehicle digitalisation, the electric vehicle integrates Continental’s ...

MG Motor India collaborates with Attero for EV battery recycling

MG Motor has entered into collaboration with Attero to recycle EV batteries in India. MG Motor India, in partnership with Attero, is on a mission to create a circular and sustainable EV economy in India. In doing so...

Gurpratap Boparai resigns as Skoda Auto India Managing Director

In a surprise corporate development, Gurpratap Boparai Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has put in his papers with effect from January 1, 2022. The company stated that his successor...

Hero Electric is most preferred Indian EV brand, says JMK research findings

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today, according to the latest JMK research findings. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched i...

ePropelled unveils groundbreaking Electric Vehicle Motor System

ePropelled, the Massachusetts-based technology company that offers leading-edge electric propulsion systems, has announced the release of a groundbreaking new electric vehicle (EV) propulsion system to be showcased...

Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

Omega Seiki Mobility selects C4V to provide next-gen lithium-Ion batteries

C4V, the U.S based technology provider, announced that it has secured a contract from India based electric vehicle manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility to supply next generation high performance Lithium-Ion Batteries f...

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

Kia India gets new company logo & slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Changing its name from Kia Motors India to Kia India, this wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation of South Korea has announced the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from...

Hero MotoCorp to suspend manufacturing operations temporarily

In keeping with its commitment to the safety and welfare of its people, Hero MotoCorp has decided to proactively halt operations temporarily at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country, including its G...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

Mercedes-Benz India sells 7893 cars in Jan-Dec 2020

In a pandemic hit year, Mercedes-Benz India handed over 7893 new cars to its customers in the January-December 2020 period. (These are retail sales).

Electric two wheelers witness tepid growth despite Govt subsidy, says ICRA Survey

The demand and volumes of electric two wheelers (e-2Ws) have witnessed a very lackadaisical growth in recent years and despite the government’s thrust on adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

Hyundai debuts intelligent Manual Transmission technology on Venue SUV

Hyundai Motor India has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on the Hyundai Venue SUV that comes with a one litre turbo GDI BS6 petrol engine.

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

Huawei partners with carmakers to cultivate 5G automobile ecosphere

Huawei, the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider, has established an alliance with 18 automakers to build a 5G-enabled automobile ecosphere to accelerate commercial use of 5G tech...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Toyota Kirloskar sells 8022 units in March 2020

Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, TKM sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in the month of March 2020. To lessen the burden on its deal...

Rapido bike taxi temporarily suspends services

As the Indian Government announced a 21-day lockdown in order to contain the coronavirus, India’s largest bike share mobility company Rapido has decided to limit its services temporarily under further notice.

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

Honda 2Wheelers India temporarily shuts down operations

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced precautionary measure as it diligently monitors current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The company has temporarily announced shutdown of operations across all its f...

Honda Cars India temporarily suspends production operations in Greater Noida, Tapukara

In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. has informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufact...

Bosch develops In-car, camera-based life-saver

How many of us have experienced a momentary loss of attention while driving a car? It could have been a micro seconds shut eye, it could have been a distraction where you may have taken your eyes off the road like l...

Star rating to help consumers buy tyres that save fuel

You may have seen these star rating labels on products like air conditioners and refrigerators which basically emphasises the power saving efficiency of the products. Similar star rating labels are soon to be introd...

TVS Srichakra launches Brand TVS Eurogrip

TVS Srichakra Limited, the leading 2 &3-wheeler tyre company, announced the launch of the brand ‘TVS Eurogrip’ targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer. TVS Eurogrip is born out of extensive consumer...

Continental to shift focus on electric mobility

Due to the rapid change in the mobility landscape, Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. To keep pace with the change, Continental’s Powertrain division will be renamed as Vitesco Tec...

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

Toyota Research Institute rolls out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) introduced the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle at CES 2019. The P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation Lexus LS flagship sedan and will be used in TRI's two-track Guardian ...

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

 Tata Motors European Technical Centre demonstrates latest mobility technology

A three-year project into the trials of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has drawn to a close, with the Coventry-based, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) revealing its commitment to shaping th...

Continental, TU Darmstadt develop machine-learning advanced driver assistance system

In the fourth stage of the Proreta research project, technology company Continental and TU Darmstadt have developed a machine-learning vehicle system designed to support drivers in urban traffic and have installed i...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable technology globally

Imagine lifting a bag of flour or a watermelon over your head up to 4,600 times a day as part of your job – that is similar to what some Ford employees do every day as they work to build vehicles around the world. R...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

Continental CUbE  helps tech development for driverless vehicles

More and more people are flocking to cities. According to a 2014 UN study, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – and they will also be driving their cars there. However, it would pe...

Apollo Tyres introduces new products for SUV, motorcycle segment

Apollo Tyres introduced Apollo Apterra HT2 for the growing 4x4 and SUV segment, where as the actiZip F2 & actiZip R3 tubeless tyres has been launched for the motorcycles. Developed jointly by the company’s Global R&...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

Triumph Motorcycles celebrates 3 years in India; Inaugurates 14th dealership

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited – a subsidiary of the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles, announced the opening of their all new dealership facility in East of Kailash, New Delhi – ...

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

In-cylinder simulations run faster than ever before with Converge CFD

Global automaker Ford has used an innovative combustion modelling tool for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines. The Converge CFD software package from Convergent Science has be...

India-made Datsun GO+ exported to South Africa

Nissan India expanded its successful exports programme to an additional market with the introduction of Datsun GO+ to South Africa. Sales of the Datsun GO+, produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam...

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.Kurian feels the two-wheeler industry in India is evolving big time.

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Global Business, A2B

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Global Business, A2B. Gill talks about the progress of this e-scooters.

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

GM India to manufacture upgraded Chevrolet Tavera in Halol

GM India announced that it will extend production at its Halol Assembly Plant until March 2017 while it continues to review future options for the site. GM will also produce the upgraded Tavera at Halol.

India a key growth market for Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports

Bosch has proactively been working in India with its two-wheeler customers to offer antilock braking system (ABS). ABS will be a mandatory requirement for all two-wheeler above 125cc beginning April 2018 in India. ...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

Bosch diagnostic tools for International Reifen tyre show in Germany

For the International Reifen 2016 fair in Essen, Germany, auto component major Bosch has presented new tyre -service devices and related test equipment. These include two wheel balancers with a feature allowing con...

TVS Eurogrip showcases flotation radial tyres at Reifen 2016

TVS Srichakra, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has showcased its new product range - flotation radial off-road tyres and a select range of the two-wheeler tyres at the Reifen 2016, Germany.

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

Claude d’Gama Rose - MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd

Claude d’Gama Rose, MD, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd, in an interview with Motown India said "The most motiv...

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

Award-winning actor and global environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will chair the newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee. This body will focus on Formula E’s contributions to promoting the mass use of elect...

Bosch makes urban traffic safer for pedestrians

Bosch researchers have developed an assistance system that intervenes to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. At vehicle speeds up to 50 kmph, the system helps drivers brake and take evasive action. If braking alo...

Continental’s Vehicle-to-X technology can save lives

At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the international automotive supplier Continental will be presenting a Left-turn Assist based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology (ideal for left hand drive vehicles aborad) in the ou...

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd.

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd. Kadapa talks at length about his company's aggressive growth plans

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Lamborghini factory attains CO2 neutral certification

Automobili Lamborghini has inaugurated new trigeneration and district heating systems, two of the main projects that lead to the Sant'Agata Bolognese company's attainment of CO2-neutral certification for the entire ...

New 3D Metrology Software from Faro delivers increased productivity

FARO Technologies, a trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology, has announced the release of FARO CAM2 Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, FARO Laser ScanArm and FARO Laser...

Domestic bicycle retro-reflectors flunk ICAT lab test

Indian bicycle makers never got it right with their reflectors. This has been proved by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is Government of India owned Automotive Testing and R & D ce...

Interview with Pavana Jain,CEO & Co-founder, ShiftMobility

SHIFTMobility's all-in-one platform for the automotive industry was designed from the ground up to vertically integrate manufacturers, distributors and repair centres to make their businesses smarter, faster, and mo...

Goodyear concept tyres unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Tyres have always had a good grip on the road for all kinds of vehicles. Now they can do much more than gripping the road and making your ride safe. Two concept tyres shown by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at t...

Freescale steers auto industry closer to the first crash-less car

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the groundbreaking S32V vision microprocessor – the first automotive vision system-on-chip (SoC) with the requisite reliability, safety and security measures to automate and ‘c...

Bosch reaches 5 billion production milestone for MEMS sensors

Bosch recently produced the five-billionth MEMS sensor at its plant in Reutlingen, Germany. MEMS sensors have been used in automobiles for 20 years, and in consumer electronics for 10 years. MEMS is an acronym for m...

Human-robot cooperation in Audi plant in Germany

Generally at an automobile plant you often get to see robots working their full potential away from any human interference or proximity. No, they are not discriminated, it’s just the way robots work. But now at Audi...

New Advisory Board for Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems

Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, announced that effective January, 2015, Satish Khatu, former IBM General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, Helmut Ma...

Continental’s ‘Power of intelligent mobility’ at CES 2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Continental is highlighting how automotive electronics benefit from connecting the vehicle to the cloud under the company’s exhibition theme, “the power of intelli...

Bosch makes Hollywood fiction a reality with new technology

In the 1980s, Hollywood created the action series “Knight Rider”, featuring a speaking and – more importantly – self-driving Pontiac Firebird Trans Am named K.I.T.T. Nearly 30 years later, automated driving is no lo...

European auto industry embracing 48v hybrids

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the recent 48V hybrid vehicle conference in Germany, together with leading car makers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

Continental unveils smartphone integration in cars

Smartphones and driving usually do not go hand in hand. Despite the many bans in place, one can spot people using their smartphones while driving. Safety stipulates that drivers use the vehicle's onboard controls to...

Seval Oz to head Continental ITS business unit

International automotive component supplier Continental is putting together an international team of innovators from the IT and automotive industries who will focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The n...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

Interview with N. Raja, Senior Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd.

Interview with N. Raja, Senior Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd.

TVS tyre is showcased at Reifen 2014, Germany.

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a company that manufactures and exports a large range of off-road tyres in India, recently showcased its latest Agri Radial Tyre ‘Tigertrac’ at an international tyre show in Germany. The tyres tha...

GM and OnStar aim to help buckle up America

Detroit’s (USA) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occ...

Faurecia opens a tech laboratory in Mexico

One year after opening an R&D center in Santa Fe, Mexico, Faurecia has just cut the ribbon on a new laboratory specialising in the design and development of seat covers and foams. The 20 engineers and technicians as...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

Interview with Terrence Hahn, Milind Godbole & Nitin S. Kulkarni of Honeywell Transportation Systems

Turbocharging started off with what is known as wastegate technology. The conventional turbochargers used to have something called a turbo lag. When you hit the gas pedal, it’s a little while before the turbo really...

Ashok Leyland launches PARTNER and MiTR

Ashok Leyland has launched two new offerings in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment, the PARTNER truck and the MiTR bus. The two are products of the Nissan-Ashok Leyland joint-venture. PARTNER has a Gross Ve...

Fiat reorganises after Chrysler buyout

The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equ...

Interview with Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Kärcher Cleaning Systems Pvt. Ltd.

As I said earlier, the cleaning industry, especially the contract cleaners, are growing very rapidly. The guess is that close to 35-40pc of the total cleaning operations is already outsourced in India. The biggest c...

Interview with Anirvan Roy, General Manager, Automotive Lubricants, ExxonMobil Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd

I would candidly say that the automotive aftermarket is the major thrust area for us. As compared to the direct market, not only does the aftermarket have a higher consumption capacity but we get multiple channels o...

Renault-Nissan confirms all- new vehicles

Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman, Renault-Nissan has confirmed that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is dev

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...




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