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...

Valeo’s 2nd gen LiDAR in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with level 3 automation

France based Valeo has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the first car in the world to be equipped with its LiDAR, the second-generation Valeo Scala.

Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalising the merger agreement made public on February 22, 2021.

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 ...

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

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...

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

Valeo inaugurates a wiper motor manufacturing facility in Chennai

Valeo India, part of the Euros 19.3 billion Valeo group of France, has inaugurated a wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the after...

BorgWarner eAxle “iDM” takes electric propulsion to a new level

BorgWarner’s drive modules simplify the design of future pure electric drives significantly, and it is predicted that they will continue to do so in the years to come. While the forerunner – the electric drive modul...

ZF optimally positioned to help Indian OEMs meet new safety requirements

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, is uniquely positioned to support its customers’ new safety requirements that will be intro...

BorgWarner launches High Voltage Coolant for EV and HEV batteries

BorgWarner, a global leader in propulsion systems for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, has announced its innovative High Voltage Coolant Heater as part of the company’s Battery and Cabin Heater families. Th...

IAC opens new Manesar Plant ; Consolidates 2 operations into one

International Automotive Components (IAC), a leading global supplier of automotive components and lightweight vehicle solutions, has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art plant in Manesar. This milestone was marked b...

BorgWarner’s Exhaust Heat Recovery System enters production soon

Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

Dana demonstrates truck, all-wheel drive and electric gearbox technologies

Dana Incorporated recently showcased its advanced driveline solutions to global automotive manufacturers during its winter test events in Arjeplog, Sweden, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tests demonstrate...

Adient , Arvind form JV to manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India

Michigan (US) based Adient, a global leader in automotive seating which produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs has formed a joint venture with India’s Arvind Ltd, one of...

Kia Motors India announces two senior management appointments

Kia Motors India (KMI) has appointed Manohar Bhat as Head of Marketing & Sales and Yong S. Kim as Executive Director, effective immediately. They will be a part of the core senior management team at KMI and will be ...

BorgWarner R2S turbocharging technology boosts engine performance

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles has provided its leading regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharger for Daimler’s latest 2.9-l...

BorgWarner cabin heater extends driving range for new EV

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, announced it will be supplying its advanced high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) c...

FCA to join BMW Group, Intel, Mobileye to develop autonomous driving platform

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world le...

Hitachi, Honda establish joint venture for electric vehicle motors

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor Co announced the establishment of a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles on the premises of Hitachi Automotive S...

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V grab ICOTY, IMOTY 2017 Awards

The 12th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 10th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards were handed out to Maruti Suzki and TVS Motor Company

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 ...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

Lanxess makes Honda’s FCV “Clarity Fuel Cell” zero emission vehicle lighter

Lightweight solution from German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has been featured in FCV (fuel cell vehicle) Clarity Fuel Cell, the latest model of hydrogen electric vehicle from Honda Motor Co. The car was rec...

Honeywell environmentally preferable refrigerant for Indian vehicles

Honeywell has announced that it has entered into a supply agreement and technology license with an Indian manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice yf, an automobile refrigerant with a global warming potential of l...

Toyota, Hyundai , Honda corner major JD Power awards

Toyota Kirloskar, Hyundai Motors India and Honda cornered a majority of the awards as J.D. Power recognised the highest-performing automotive companies in its 2015/ 2016 India customer satisfaction studies at an awa...

Yokohama India launches Advan Sport V105 & City SUV tyre Geolandar SUV

Yokohama India has launched two new patterns “Advan V105” & City SUV Tyre “Geolandar SUV” for the Indian market. While the specialised new compound in “Advan Sport V105” is jointly developed with one of the world’s ...

Hyundai Creta wins ICOTY 2016 award

Hyundai Motor India Ltd won the Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the Creta SUV model. With this win, Hyundai Motor India has won three ICOTY awards successively for its products: Creta, Elite i20 and Gr...

Emergency braking and lane assist systems on the rise, says Bosch evaluation

Driver assistance systems are playing an increasingly greater role when it comes to purchasing a car. The importance of lane assist and automatic emergency braking systems in particular has grown significantly. Acco...

323700 VW Group cars affected in diesel emissions scam in India

Volkswagen Group India has notified the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that approximately 323700 cars belonging to the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi companies in In...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

GKN reveals ‘torque vectoring’ eAxle technology for next-gen hybrids

GKN has developed new electric "torque-vectoring" axle technology that will make next generation hybrid vehicles more dynamic. The technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains o...

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop 1-ton pickup trucks

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment said a press note from Renault. Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup tru...

BorgWarner provides all-wheel drive technology to BMW

BorgWarner is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the BMW Group’s all-new 2 Series Active Tourer. The electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling automatically distributes power between the front a...

Bosch CEO says connectivity makes cars more efficient

Connecting vehicles to the internet makes them safer, more fun to drive, and reduces fuel consumption. Stating this Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, noted that “Connectivity makes cars...

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...

Harman creates in-car personal sound zones

Leading audio and infotainment systems manufacturer Harman’s Individual Sound Zones (ISZ) is a new in-cabin technology that enables drivers and passengers to create sonic zones, ensuring that all occupants only hear...

Toyota opens the door to hydrogen future

Toyota is making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free, thereby opening the door to the hydrogen future. Toyota made this announcement at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev...

ICOTY, IMOTY 2015 awards announced

The auto award season got off to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th Indian Motorcycle of the Year (...

Mercedes-Benz tops in customer satisfaction in India

Now that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have done Mercedes-Benz proud (Lewis winning the 2014 F1 title and Mercedes AMG team winning the Constructors title for 2014 in F1), it is time for Indian customers to crown ...

GKN produces world’s first two-speed eAxle for hybrids, EVs

GKN, the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. This new technology has already entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sp...

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...

MapmyIndia’s connected car infotainment system

Delhi based MapmyIndia has launched India’s first complete connected car infotainment system. This high quality package synergises the front and rear-seat systems. The Android variant has been priced at priced at Rs...

Delphi Automotive acquires Unwired Technology

Close on the heels of Delphi Automotive acquiring US based Antaya Technologies Corp, it has announced entering into a definitive agreement to acquire media connectivity module supplier, Unwired Technology LLC, expan...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

Delphi to acquire Antaya Technologies in US

Delphi Automotive has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp, a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors. With this acquisition, Delphi will be enhancing its portfolio in the ra...

Delphi’s scanning radar promotes safety in cars

Delphi Automotive Plc recently sold its one millionth electronically scanning radar (ESR) globally. That is a key milestone as car makers meet growing customer demand for new technologies with emphasis on improved s...

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

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

Continental’s 8,888,888 Transmission Control Units

In China, the automotive supplier Continental is recording steep production increases for transmission control units (TCU). Launched in Changchun in 1998, TCU production expanded significantly in 2008 with the openi...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Delphi new Diesel Common Rail System family

Designed to meet the significant market challenges faced by automakers around the world, Delphi Automotive is launching a new family of Diesel Common Rail systems including diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, En...

Ford new boss Fields transformed global operations

Mark Fields, the new bossman at Ford Motor Company is an extremely experienced man who has in the past has transformed several of Ford’s operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years ...

Bosch doing some great work in direct injection

After having successfully brought in the common-rail technology for diesel engines, Bosch is doing wonders with the gasoline direct injection technology. According to a press statement, the company has already revol...

Interview with Samar Nath, CEO, DHL Logistics Private Limited

What is more, our strong customer offering in India covers the entire spectrum of end-to-end supply chain solutions, through our four business units, namely: DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Supply Chain, DHL Express and ...

Faurecia and Magneti Marelli sign agreement

Faurecia and Magneti Marelli have signed a cooperation agreement for the design, development and man

Interview with Gulshan Ahuja, Secretary General, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

The dealers’ margins in India are miserably low. The current slowdown, which is happening for 18 months, has aggravated the existing problems faced by automobile dealers. The problem is that automobile dealers canno...

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

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...

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

BorgWarner EGR facility opens in Manesar

BorgWarner, a technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applicati

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Delphi to showcase  products during Auto Expo '12

Delphi Automotive has announced that it will showcase a range of innovative technologies during the

Eaton introduces variable valvetrains for OEMs

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announces the availability of next-generation

Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

India-born Rajeev Chaba named Shanghai GM & GM China VP

Visteon showcases “C-Beyond” demonstration vehicle

Visteon showcases “C-Beyond” demonstration vehicle in India

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

Siemens PLM software receives award

Siemens PLM Softwarehas received Frost & Sullivan’s award

In US 1st yr, Mahindra sales could fetch $ 750 m

Making its intention clear that it wants to seriously do business with the Mahindras, US based Globa




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