Mitsubishi Electric to invest Rs 220 crore in new factory in India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that it will invest approximately Rs 220 crore or 3.1 billion yen, in its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. to establish a new factory in India.

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...

Varroc to divest 4-wheeler lighting system operations in Americas, Europe

In a bid to transform itself into a high-tech company and focus on the existing growth of electronics, connectivity, electrical vehicles (EVs) product lines and the 2-wheeler segment globally, Varroc Engineering Lim...

David Slump appointed as new CEO of Marelli

Leading global automotive supplier, Marelli, announced that following almost four years with the Company, Beda Bolzenius will stand down as CEO and President and he will be succeeded by David Slump, a 30-year indust...

Ather Energy 2nd manufacturing facility in Hosur by 2022

Ather Energy, India’s leading EV scooter brand, commissioned its second manufacturing facility in Hosur to cater to the growing demand of its electric scooters - the 450X and 450 Plus. The company plans to manufactu...

Mercedes-Benz India starts local production of new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz India rolled-out the all-new S-Class from the assembly lines of its state-of-art production facility in Chakan, Pune. The S 350 d model is priced at Rs. 1.57crore and the S 450 4Matic at Rs. 1.62 cror...

Motherson, Marelli to get into smart illuminated exterior body parts for cars

Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV), (a Motherson Group company), has signed an MOU with Marelli Automotive Lighting to explore a new technological partnership focused on smart illuminated ext...

STMicroelectronics reveals highly integrated, flexible automotive LED driver

STMicroelectronics, makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, has revealed a highly integrated and flexible automotive LED driver.

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...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

At Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei has launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused ...

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

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 ...

2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V launched in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has introduced the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V with Bluetooth enabled TVS SmartXonnect in Bangladesh. This is the first-of-its-kind two-wheeler connected cluster technology in the country.

Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

Varroc Lighting Systems, Ford, McDonald’s convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Varroc Engineering Ltd. (Varroc), a global tier-I auto component group, announced that its subsidiary Varroc Lighting Systems has partnered with Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s to convert coffee bean skin into car...

First Valeo Electrical Shoppe launched in Bengaluru

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has set-up Valeo Electrical Shoppe in Bengaluru, an exclusive service facility for “High-end Auto Electrical Components” in the country. Through Valeo Electrical Shop...

Hyundai, Kia debut virtual reality design evaluation system

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Dev...

From candle light to digital light, automotive lighting with Mercedes-Benz

Believe it or not, in 1886 the world’s first cars were equipped with candle lights. More than a century later, modern cars of today are equipped with digital lights. Mercedes-Benz takes you through this journey of t...

Tata Motors announces its EV technology brand ‘Ziptron’

Tata Motors announced its electric vehicle technology ‘Ziptron’, which will power a range of aspirational Tata electric cars, starting with a new launch in Q4 of FY20.

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

SIAM, CCI, ACMA organise workshop on competition issues in auto industry

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), organised a workshop on competition...

Honda 2Wheelers kick-starts National Road Safety Week 2019

Strengthening its commitment for safer mobility, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. kick started its National Road Safety Week 2019 (4th February to 10th February 2019) across India. Highlighting the theme S...

Panasonic showcases innovative technologies at CES

Technology major Panasonic showcased several innovative technologies that support a wide range of mobility and mobility services, including the conceptual model, "SPACe_C" (for Sharing Panasonic Autonomous Connected...

Byton unveils a closer look at the M-Byte SUV production model

Byton, the premium intelligent electric vehicle brand, revealed new details about its first production model, the M-Byte SUV, at the CES 2019. Positioned as the next generation smart device, Byton is designed for th...

BMW Group presents vision of intelligent connectivity

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group presented its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobi...

Hyundai Mobis lights path to avoid accidents involving autonomous vehicles

Hyundai Mobis showcased the latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019. Communication Lighting uses an "Indicating Lighting Zone" to indicate when an autonomous vehicle is operating in self-driving mode

Magneti Marelli exhibits highly integrated lighting, electronics solutions

Magneti Marelli showcase its high-tech offerings at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The company aims to address the needs of autonomous driving and connectivity with a wide range of smart, streamlined and highly integrated l...

Mahindra’s Igatpuri Plant Is India’s first carbon neutral facility

The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first carbon neutral manufacturing facility. This was ...

Hero Electric unveils the third chapter of Super Sikh Run

Hero Electric, manufacturers of electric two- wheelers, unveiled the third chapter of Super Sikh Run in an event at the capital. Over the years Super Sikh Run has successfully managed to carry out Half Marathons whi...

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

Honda 2Wheelers India launches ‘Honda Joy Club’

Entering its milestone 18th year in India, Honda 2Wheelers India announced its Honda Joy Club – its first ever customer loyalty programme. It is the biggest and 1st digital loyalty programme in the history of Indian...

Ford improves car making with body tracking technology

Employees at Ford’s Valencia Engine Assembly Plant, in Spain, are using a special suit equipped with advanced body tracking technology. The pilot system, created by Ford and the Instituto Biomecánica de Valencia, ha...

Uno Minda acquires German software company iSYS RTS GmbH

Minda Industries Limited, flagship company of Uno Minda Group has announced acquisition of Germany based iSYS RTS GmbH, a leading developer of embedded systems and software to global vehicle manufacturers. The agree...

Volkswagen Group entrusts Skoda Auto with major role in India 2.0 project

India’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen has entrusted Skoda Auto in India to play a major role in the overall growth of its products in India as part of the group’s India 2.0 project. The Volkswagen Group compri...

Magneti Marelli exhibits latest innovations at CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai

Following its appearance at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January, Magneti Marelli is repeating its commitment by participating in CES Asia 2018 which is taking place from June 13 to 15 in Shanghai...

Deepak Jain appointed Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries

Lumax Industries Limited, a leader in end-to-end automotive lighting solutions in India, has announced the appointment of D.K. Jain as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor to the Board, with effect from April 1, 2018...

Continental, Osram sign joint venture contract for lighting

Technology companies Continental and Osram have successfully concluded their negotiations on the Osram Continental GmbH joint venture. The joint venture, in which each of the partners has a 50 percent stake, aims to...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India production cross 35 million mark

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. achieved a monument landmark today by crossing a combined production mark of 35 million units from four of their manufacturing facilities here in India.

Varroc Group exhibits ‘Excellence’; displays concept car

The Tarang Jain controlled Varroc Group has on display a concept car developed by Varroc Lighting Systems that showcases advanced exterior lighting technologies for four-wheelers, along with India’s first Adaptive ...

Todd C Morgan  - Sr. VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic

Roy P. Tharyan catches up with Todd C. Morgan, Senior VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic. Morgan talks about the new evolving technology in the automotive lighting segment, ...

 Durr’s EcoReflect, an innovative light tunnel to check paint finish

EcoReflect from Dürr is an innovative light tunnel for checking surface quality. With an innovative light concept and a perfectly ergonomic environment design, it delivers precise and highly focused vision. This per...

Rs 2500 crore Lumax DK Jain Group unveils new brand identity

Leading Indian automotive components player Lumax, DK Jain Group, with a turnover of Rs 2500 crore has revealed its new logo and the newly launched visual brand identity. The logo, christened with the ‘WinteGreat wh...

Continental, Osram JV for intelligent lighting solutions in automotive sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram have announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and...

Osram unveils high performance automotive lighting product range– 'Rallye’

Osram India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH (Germany), one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturer and the world market leader in automotive lighting, has announced the launch of its new range of high ...

Lanxess offers new halogen-free, flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its portfolio of halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyamide (PA 6, PA 66).

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto

Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India talks about his company's collaboration with UM International and how the two companies are planning to bring in new motorcycle model...

Magneti Marelli acquires stake in LeddarTech

Magneti Marelli has acquired a stake in LeddarTech Inc., a worldwide leader in solid state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensing technology. Magneti Marelli and LeddarTech have also entered into a technical an...

E-Vehicles to increase power sector’s viability, says Feedback Consulting

Environmental experts in India have long been debating on the several positives that could emerge as a result of electric vehicles being encouraged on roads vis-a-vis the conventional IC run vehicles. But now for th...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

Honda’s Tapukara plant begins to pay rich dividends

Honda Cars India’s “Make in India” initiative is beginning to pay rich dividends not only in its car business but also in its car parts business. A visit to one of its plants in Rajasthan clearly indicated that the ...

Bosch, Sony partner on new camera technology for vehicles

Bosch and Sony Semiconductor Solutions have agreed to cooperate with the aim to develop a highly innovative camera technology that will enable cars to reliably sense their surroundings even in difficult lighting con...

Varroc Lighting Systems wins innovation award

Varroc Lighting Systems India Pvt Ltd., a wholly owned entity of the Varroc Group and a leading company in the Indian automotive industry, has been named the recipient of the ‘India Automotive Lighting Technology In...

Interview with Sanjay Gupta,Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors.

Interview with Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors. Gupta says that according to IMS Research, the global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to Rs.13.04 lakh crore ($240 billion) in 2020.

Mansi Madan Tripathy is MD, Shell Lubricants India

Shell Lubricants India announced the appointment of Ms. Mansi Madan Tripathy as the new Managing Director of the company. Mansi, former CMO of Shell Lubricants, would succeed Nitin Prasad, who moves on to take over ...

Eaton to establish global innovation centre in Pune

Power management company Eaton has announced its decision to establish a global innovation centre in India for which a modern 390,000 sq. ft. facility is being built at Magarpatta City in Pune. The establishment of ...

Uno Minda acquires global lighting business of Europe based Rinder Group

Automobile components manufacturer Minda Industries Ltd announced an acquisition of the global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group that manufactures automotive lamps- head lamp, tail lamps and small lamps....

Interview with Dr Ravi Damodaran, President-Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd.

We have done that here. For example, lighting is one of our products for the Indian two-wheeler market. The technology on that are on the bikes are reflector based and bulbs. Going into the future with fuel efficien...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

Interview with Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA

P.Tharyan of Motown India interviews Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA at the Autodesk event held in Las Vegas recently.

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

ICAT organises two-day symposium on lighting

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicent...

Continental enhances innovative car-door access and engine-start systems

Automotive supplier Continental supplies vehicle manufacturers with a wide-ranging portfolio of secure and reliable solutions for accessing vehicles and starting engines. Continental is heavily involved in the ongoi...

Rahul Jain, - Director, FIEM Industries Ltd

Rajesh Jain - Managing Director, Neolite ZKW

Rajesh Jain, MD, Neolite ZKW, speaks to P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India about ‘Make in India’ and what it means to business leaders like...

Magneti Marelli new robotized gearbox plant inaugurated

Magneti Marelli, through its ‘Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd.’ joint venture (JV between Magneti Marelli, Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Company in force since 2007), recently inaugurated a new industr...

Magneti Marelli tech for Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio shown at the Frankfurt International Motor Show has adopted distinctive technologies designed in conjunction with Magneti Marelli. The Italian component major is making an impo...

Latest ZeroLight digital showroom technology to be demonstrated at IAA show

Visitors to the 2015 IAA Autoshow in Frankfurt will not just be seeing the latest cars being launched and showcased, but will be able to discover how digital technology will revolutionise the automotive retail proce...

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President- Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd

Varroc has probably the most diverse portfolio of products for the two wheeler industry ranging from plastics to electrical, electronics and metallic products for powertrains. We even make catalytic converters. We a...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

Maruti Suzuki launches NEXA premium sales channel

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) has launched NEXA, a premium sales channel in India for its premium product portfolio. Maruti Suzuki has 300 dealers who operate 1650 outlets and 3000 sub outlets. The company has ...

Continental replaces wing and interior mirrors with camera monitor system

Camera technologies are increasingly finding their way into a very wide range of vehicle classes. For the first time the international automotive supplier Continental used a prototype vehicle to demonstrate how a ca...

New Renault Espace glows with Hella lights

In the new fifth generation Renault Espace, global lighting experts Hella has provided the combination rear lamp a complex shape and equipped it with innovative LED technology. This French crossover was first introd...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket at ACMA Automechanika

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is showcasing the best of its mobility solutions business at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi which began in the Capital on February 26, 2015 and will continue till March 1, 2015.

Laser headlights for the new Audi R8

While the new Audi R8 will set new standards among high-performance sports cars, its lighting technology too would demonstrate a high. As an option, the latest car development by Audi can be equipped with a laser sp...

Joe King, celebrities inaugurate Audi 2nd outlet in Bengaluru

Nowadays, an inauguration of a luxury car dealership is all glitz and glamour. True to its style, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, inaugurated its second world-class showroom in Bengaluru which saw the pres...

Luman Automotive Systems, Hengst of Germany forge JV

Luman Automotive Systems, manufacturers of automotive lighting and electrical components as well as engine induction air filtration systems, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hengst SE & Co.KG, a leadi...

Visteon highlights how autonomous driving is likely to evolve

During the 2015 International CES, Visteon Corporation will highlight how autonomous driving is likely to evolve and ways to keep vehicles compatible with new technology years after they leave the assembly plant.

TRW highlights expansion of electronics group at CES 2015

TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation will be highlighting the expansion of its electronics group – and in particular the growth of its dedicated Automated Vehicle team at the International CES 2015.

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...

BMW unveils latest Laserlight at CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) 2015 in Las Vegas will see BMW providing further evidence that it is a world leader in the development of Laserlight. Having already supplied its first models with Laserlight to ...

India figures in Ford’s Smart Mobility plan announced at CES 2015

A Share-Car experiment in the Indian city of Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka is among the 25 mobility experiments around the world that is being undertaken by Ford Motor Company as part of the company’s...

ACMA report outlines business opportunities in China

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India has in its recent findings identified specific export opportunities, estimated at USD 20 bill...

Mercedes-Benz lights up our world, bright and smart

In 2014 Mercedes-Benz introduced the innovative Multibeam LED headlamps in the CLS-Class . These are fitted with 24 individual high-performance LEDs. Each one of these LEDs can be individually electronically control...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Ford pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection

Available new technology from Ford – Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – is designed to reduce the severity of and, in some cases, even eliminate frontal collisions involving pedestrians Pre-Collisio...

Magneti Marelli new plant in US

Magneti Marelli Holding USA has set up an exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston. The official opening was marked by a brief ceremony for its employees, followed b...

India needs to learn from Sainsbury’s initiative

This truck by UK’s supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will make a lot of sense for a market like India where cyclists and pedestrians are victims of road accidents involving trucks and buses. In India, trucks and buses o...

Motherson, Magneti Marelli Spa form JV company.

The Samvardhana Motherson Group seems to be on a roll with its acquisitions and joint ventures. The group’s flagship company Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd. (SMIL) and Magneti Marelli Spa have signed a Join...

Hella to showcase products at the UK mining show.

At Hillhead mining show to be held from June 24 to 26, 2014 in England, lighting major Hella will be showcasing some latest lights for the sector that would include work lights, beacons and accessories for mining ve...

Osram opens new LED assembly plant in China

In a further move to strengthen its leading position in the market for light-emitting diodes (LED), Osram officially opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China. The factory has a floor area of about 100,000 square...

Hella is part of project for traffic safety

With the goal of improving traffic safety at dusk and in low-light conditions, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) will be sponsoring the research project “VoLiFa2020” over the next three ye...

Hella’s pioneering lighting & electronic solutions

At the world's largest trade fair for green technology, IFAT, which is being held in Munich from May 5-9, 2014, Hella, the international automotive supplier, is showcasing a treasure trove of innovative lighting and...

Health, safety, green initiative at Oerlikon

Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its two brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, has celebrated Health, Safety and En...

Omron sets up first Automation Centre in India

The 650.5 billion Yen (Rs 38,824 crore approx) Japan-based Omron group with business interests in Industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems and healthcare, has set up its f...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Osram LED lights for bestseller Ford F-150

One of America's legendary pickup trucks, and the biggest seller in the USA, is now blazing the pioneer trail in lighting thanks to Osram, leading light manufacturer from Germany. The 2015 model of the Ford F-150 wi...

JLR plant in UK installs rooftop solar panel

Tata Motors controlled Jaguar Land Rover has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 South Staffordshire, said a company press statement...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...




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