Kia plant in South Korea gets Factory Safety Service Robot

Hyundai Motor Group has introduced a ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’ for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea.

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...

Schaeffler Steer-by-wire tech Space Drive for DTM racing cars

Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is the official “Series and Innovation Partner” to the DTM racing series and will bring the steer-by-wire technology Space Drive to the starting grid in three DT...

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 ...

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

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 ...

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

Earth Energy EV to launch six new electric scooters and commercial vehicles

Earth Energy EV, an automotive startup has announced its plans to launch six new commercial and non-commercial vehicles commercially in the market this year. The company plans to introduce electric vehicles with 96%...

JLR develops  contactless touchscreen to help fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

Valeo launches universal flat wiper blades in India

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has launched Universal Flat Wiper Blades for the Indian market. This advanced wiper technology will be manufactured at Valeo’s Vallam site located near Chennai.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) has announced the launch of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Black Pearl. Created by MEC students and mentored by their professors, the Black Pearl is a self-propelle...

Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ for EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and ...

World premiere of Volkswagen charging robots in underground parkings

Volkswagen Group Components has presented a new and visionary charging concept which involves mobile robots that will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future. In short, every parking space can bec...

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...

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 begins at Manesar on Nov 27

More than 200 automobile as well as auto components companies will display their products, while there would be live test demonstrations, training sessions, panel discussion and test track demonstrations of vehicles...

Selfies, discussions for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at Continental office

It was not merely a selfie time with German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at Continental’s India facility in Gurugram. While the Chancellor did meet the staff of the company and take time out for some picture...

People not ready for shared autonomous mobility, says UK study

Autonomous vehicles may sound like an innovation that will solve our mobility woes, but the fact is that people don’t want it the way it has been perceived. People not only have a lack of trust in safety technology ...

MulticoreWare, Uhnder to help accelerate automotive radar development

MulticoreWare Inc. has collaborated with Uhnder to help drive both software and hardware development of Uhnder’s radar technology.

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Group announce collaboration for next gen electrification technology

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central pa...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

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...

Valeo sets up state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab Facility in Chennai

Valeo, the French automotive technology supplier has set-up a state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab facility with an investment of INR 250 Million. The 15,000 square feet facility at Navalur, Chennai will further strengthen...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

Eye-catching Sahara colour from Axalta

For the first time in its five-year history, Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year is showcasing a colour primed for vehicle customisation both at manufacturing facilities and in the aftermarket. Sahara, a golden br...

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 ...

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...

Bell unveils full-scale design of Air Taxi at CES 2019

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electri...

PlusAI demos Level 4 Autonomous Driving Truck Technology

PlusAI, Inc., a leading global self-driving company focused on enabling large-scale autonomous commercial trucking fleets, showcased its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES 2019. PlusAI also demonstrate...

Continental robots show their delivery prowess

Technology company exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

Honda creates new categories of technology

Honda showcased a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019 that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company featured demonstratio...

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

Hyundai walking car concept is the future of  first responder industry

Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane...

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...

Mercedes-Benz showcases new technologies

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé celebrated its world premiere at the show. The successor to the premium coupé first unveiled in 2013 boasts an innovative interior with the next evolution of the MBUX, which now recognise...

NVIDIA Introduces DRIVE AutoPilot at CES 2019

NVIDIA announced the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system, NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot, which integrates multiple breakthrough AI technologies that will enable supervised self-driving ve...

Rinspeed presents further advanced “Snap” ecosystem with “microSNAP”

With the “Snap,” presented at the CES in Las Vegas in early 2018, Swiss powerhouse of ideas Rinspeed for the first time presented a vehicle, where the chassis (“Skateboards“) and bodies (“Pods”) can be swapped out a...

Steer Introduces self-parking technology to Las Vegas

Set against the backdrop of CES 2019, STEER took its Level-4, highly autonomous and cyber-secure parking solution to Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin. Located just twenty minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown...

Nissan to unveil Invisible-to-Visible technology concept at CES, Las Vegas

At the upcoming CES trade show in Las Vegas, USA, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-ca...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

 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...

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...

Indian cars to have mandatory pedestrian safety features

Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) , a UK-based charity that conducts crash safety tests on cars across the world, which is hosting its first ever ‘Global NCAP World Congress’ in New Delhi, India in partner...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announce technology partnership

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world’s leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and ...

Suja Chandy is MD, Nissan Digital India

Nissan has appointed Suja Chandy as managing director for Nissan Digital India. Chandy will be responsible for operations of Nissan’s first Global Digital Hub in India. The hub will focus on building new-age digital...

Escorts Annual Esclusive 2018, Launch of Automated Agri concept tractor - Esclusive 2018, Interview with Nikhil Nanda, Chairman & Managing Director, Escorts Ltd.

Escorts Limited, a leading engineering company, unveiled its unique Automated Farming Solutions with the launch of Ind...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

Nikhil Nanda appointed Chairman, Managing Director of Escorts Ltd

The Board of Directors of Escorts Limited has appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Nikhil Nanda has succeeded Rajan Nanda, former Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Lim...

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...

BMW, Great Wall Motor sign JV agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

The BMW Group and Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected drivi...

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in automotive sensor company Luminar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has completed the first strategic investment via its newly-founded investment fund by taking a stake in Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of advanced sensor technology...

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...

Nissan announces expansion plans in Africa, Middle East & India

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a major expansion strategy in the Africa, the Middle East and India region as part of the company’s six-year mid-term plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.

Bharat Forge Limited invests Rs 90.30 crore in Tevva Motors, UK

Bharat Forge Ltd., a Pune based global leader in metal forging, has announced a strategic investment of UK Pounds 10 million (Rs 90.30 crore approx.) in Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited, a company incorporated and regi...

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

Nuance’s Conversational AI platform powers Mercedes Benz User Experience

Nuance Communications, Inc, the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations, has announced it has collaborated with Daimler AG to develop and power the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system...

Daimler DigitalLife Day, a 2-day digital extravaganza held in India

Following three successive editions in Germany, Daimler DigitalLife Day was held in Bangalore, hosted by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI). Around 3,000 attended the two-day annual digital extravaga...

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG held on May 9, 2018, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vor...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

Hitachi Automotive Systems launches Tokico branded suspension product lineup

In line with Hitachi Automotive Systems global growth strategy to expand its aftermarket business, the company has launched its Tokico branded suspension product lineup at the 14th Delhi Auto Expo being held in Prag...

Continental to acquire 5 percent stake in HERE Technologies

Technology company Continental has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 5 percent indirect ownership stake in HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services. The share will be sold by HERE...

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...

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...

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...

Sasken Showcases ADAS Validation and ECU Consolidation

Sasken Technologies (formerly Sasken Communication Technologies), a leading product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider, recently showcased its automotive expertise with its automotive accelera...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

Yamaha YZF-R3, Cygnus Ray-ZR win India Design Mark (I Mark)

India Yamaha Motor has received the prestigious India Design Mark (I Mark) certification from the India Design Council for its products, the YZF-R3 and Cygnus Ray-ZR. This is the 6th consecutive year that Yamaha has...

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

Panasonic next-generation Augmented Reality Head-Up Display

Panasonic has revealed its next-generation vehicle display system – technology that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road and stay informed like never before

Panasonic presents vision for autonomous cabin of future

Panasonic has revealed an exciting new concept that points the way to how the autonomous car will fit in with the lives of regular consumers. Unveiled on January 6, 2017 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas,

Volvo Cars, Uber to develop autonomous driving cars; Rs 2004 cr project

Volvo Cars and Uber are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be abl...

Driverless shuttle hogs limelight at Auto Expo 2016

For those visiting the Auto Expo – The Motor Show at Greater Noida, one vehicle caught their fancy. It was the Novus-Drive, a driverless shuttle manufactured by The Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz Ltd. (THRSL). It is India...

Sono Koyo Elfa car draws crowds at Auto Components show

At the 13 Auto Expo- Components Show held at Pragati Maidan, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited showcased an automobile which gave a glimpse into the future of mobility. The automobile named Elfa showcased the crit...

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...

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...

Daimler, Bosch working on valet parking via Smartphone

In fact , through a smartphone app, your car could one day look for their spaces in a parking garage and return all by themselves by using a smartphone app? This is the goal of a joint pilot project, started by Daim...

Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking is effective says study

Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, have announced the advanced publication of effectiveness of low speed autonomous emergency braking in real-world rear-end crashes in the...

Hero MotoCorp, Magnet Marelli JV new centre

HMC-MM Auto Ltd., the joint venture company formed between Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) and Milan (Italy)-headquartered Magneti Marelli (MM), has inaugurated its first autonomous ‘Production and Development Centre’ at ...

Audi plant uses robots to move cars

Audi cars are safe, smart and technologically advanced. Now their plants too are getting savvy. After the news of a human-robot cooperation at an Audi plant and very recently testing of chairless chairs at an Audi p...

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...

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.

BMW displays 360-degree collision avoidance and fully automated parking

At CES 2014, German car maker BMW demonstrated how highly automated driving using advanced control technology can cope with all driving situations right up to the vehicle’s dynamic limits. Now, at CES 2015, the comp...

Cars and computers are intertwined: Volkswagen at CES

"The two inventions of the century, the car and the computer, are gradually converging. We need to design future mobility to be even more intelligent and networked," noted Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswa...

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...

Tata Elxsi showcases advanced automotive solutions at CES 2015

Tata Elxsi, a global design & technology services company and part of the $ 100 billion Tata group, is showcasing its latest innovations in connected car, autonomous vehicles and In-Vehicle infotainment technology a...

Honda to showcase new connected car technology

Japanese car maker Honda will be showcasing several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, USA that will be held from September 7 to 11, 2014. ...

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...

Mercedes new 9G-Tronic gearbox for E-Class range

Mercedes is planning to make a few changes to their E-Class range globally from September onwards. One of these would be the much awaited new 9G-Tronic gearbox which would be put in as a new standard equipment, ther...

Nissan for autonomous drive functions in cars

Autonomous drive functions are set to get more popular in Nissan cars. According to Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has announced the Japanese carmaker's launch timetable for the latest ve...

Nissan global net profit Rs 23,237 cr for ’13-‘14

For the year ended March 31, 2014, Nissan Motor Co., has earned a net revenue of US $ 104.62 billion (Rs 6,26,694 crore approx.). The net income for the year stood at $3.88 billion (Rs 23,237.6 crore). Announcing th...

Land Rover developing an ‘Invisible’ car tech

We have all heard of the Invisible Man. Now we have an invisible car. Well not completely but pioneering technology is being developed to give Land Rover drivers a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the f...

Continental gets Nevada nod for automated testing

Global automotive supplier Continental has received Nevada’s ‘Autonomous Vehicle Testing License’ –

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that its board of directors has officially determined the




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