Indian Govt launches Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme)

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat NCAP) in New Delhi aiming to enhance road safety by elevating vehicle safety standards for up to 3...

SIAM launches road safety, awareness programme for school children

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the automobile industry, has launched the "Road Safety Education & Awareness Programme" exclusively designed for school students across the cou...

SIAM seminar on circular economy through EPR

In order to drive circular economy, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex automotive industry body, organised a seminar on 'Achieving Circularity in the Automotive Industry through Extended...

MG Motor India to upskill over 25,000 students in four years under MG Nurture

MG Motor India signed MOUs with 22 colleges as part of its MG Nurture programme to upskill more than 25,000 students in four years. MG Nurture is an initiative that intends to impart future-ready skills to students ...

Rs 14 crore gift from TVS Motor Company for WMG, University of Warwick

A substantial gift of 1.5 million British pounds (approx Rs 14 crore) from TVS Motor Company will help create a crucial new Professorial post in WMG, University of Warwick - the Lord Bhattacharyya Chair in Engineeri...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor , NSDC along with ASDC collaborate

Toyota Kirloskar Motor [TKM] announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) to enhance student skill w...

Ralf Speth admitted as Fellow of The Royal Society

Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society. A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on June 2...

Flipkart Group commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

The Flipkart Group, India’s homegrown internet ecosystem, has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target, to decarbonise its own operations by 2030 and the larger value chain by 2040.

ASDC hosts Partners Forum for workforce upskilling in automotive industry

After two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), India's first sector skill council for automobile industry successfully organised skill-oriented brainstorming ASDC’s Pa...

ASDC joins hands with NPOCA to organise National Automobile Olympiad

The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has partnered with National Program on Career Awareness (NPOCA) for its flagship programme, the ASDC National Automobile Olympiad. The Automobile Olympiad is a nation...

Skill-Lync students build full-scale in-house SUV Lyncer S1 prototype

Skill-Lync, an engineering ed-tech start-up, has announced that a team of 10 students and technical engineers have built a full-scale in-house SUV prototype called -Lyncer S1.

Cummins India powers employee upskilling in collaboration with BITS Pilani

Cummins India, in collaboration with the Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) Division of BITS Pilani, is fostering a culture of continuous learning and upskilling amongst employees through bespoke learning pr...

MG Motor India, ACMA to promote skill development in EV component industry

MG Motor India has joined hands with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) with a vision to educate and foster skill development in the EV component industry.

Two-wheeler retail sales slide 20pc in December 2021: FADA

The Indian two-wheeler industry took a severe beating in domestic sales in the month of December 2021 as compared to December 2020 for a plethora of reasons that included high cost of ownership, bad rural sentiment,...

Semi conductor shortage puts spoke in car sales wheel in December 2021

With semi-conductor shortage continuing to play spoil-sport, passenger vehicle sales, in spite of huge bookings in December, closed in the red. Dealers, however, saw slight ease in vehicle supply thus giving some ho...

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.

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Auto registrations fall year on year by (-) 28.64pc: FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has in its Monthly Vehicle Registration Data for March 2021 stated that while March automobile registrations continue to fall by (-)28.64% year on year (YoY )...

Wadhwani Advantage launches programme dedicated to auto, industrial segments

Indian automotive companies emerging from the COVID-19 crisis can now look forward to sound professional advice to overcome challenges they may be facing on several fronts. The challenges could be related to their i...

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 ...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

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...

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...

ACMA signs MoU with BFZ to promote vocational training, address skill-gap

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BFZ, the Training and Develop...

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...

Maruti Suzuki inaugurates Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Manesar

In a bid to enhance employability of youth, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR programme, the latest being the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence (CoE...

Indian Motorcycle to organise IMRG National Ride in Goa

Indian Motorcycle will be organising one of biggest motorcycle gathering during the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) National Ride in Goa. Indian Motorcycle will be bringing ‘Wheels of Change’ for girl students...

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

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...

Global Mobility Summit 2018: Hero Cycles wants better e-bicycle penetration

On the occasion of India’s first Global Mobility Summit, organised by the government’s think tank, the NITI Aayog at New Delhi, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, Hero Motor Company made an impassioned plea to policy makers...

TAL Manufacturing Solutions launches TAL Brabo Robowhiz Educart

TAL Manufacturing Solutions has launched TAL Brabo Robowhiz Educart under their wing Robowhiz, an education cell designed to cater to universities, engineering colleges, polytechnics and training institutes. The rob...

Shoeb Farooq will now head Triumph Motorcycles India

Shoeb Farooq, Head Sales & Dealer Development, Triumph Motorcycles India has been promoted to take on role of the Managing Director of the company with immediate effect, after Vimal Sumbly resigned from the company....

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

Cero, India’s first auto shredding facility by Mahindras is ready

Mahindras will finally be inaugurating its new auto shredding plant in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR in April 2018. The plant built in Greater Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is India’s maiden organise...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

Industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo launched for Rs.5 lakh onwards

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. has launched India's first industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo in the capital for a price range of Rs.5 - 7 lakh. TAL Brabo comes in two variants, w...

Mercedes-Benz ‘Safe Roads’, in its second year, travels to Kochi

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

Jaguar Land Rover opens factory in Brazil

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new R$750m (UK Pounds 240m / Rs 2374 crore) manufacturing facility and Education Business Partnership Centre in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the fir...

Suzuki fuel mileage scandal sees Osamu Suzuki stepping down

Taking responsibility for the improper road tests that Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) had conducted that led to discrepancies in the fuel mileage of Suzuki vehicles, the Board of Directors of SMC resolved in a meeti...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Founder of Hero Group, passes away

One of the doyen’s of the Indian auto industry, Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, passed away in New Delhi on November 1, 2015 at 7.05 pm. He was 92 years old. Dr Munjal was the Founder of the diversified Hero Group. Dr. M...

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...

German Chancellor Merkel, Modi visit Bosch facilities in Bangalore

On October 6, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit is part of the chancellor’s three-day state visit to India,...

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

SAMIL plans 60 automalls all over India soon

India’s one-stop destination for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) has been on an aggressive expansion drive. While focussing largely on South India, the company reported maxim...

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) have inaugu...

Increase in  penalty in proposed Road Transport & Safety Bill

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed a draft Road Transport & Safety Bill which after wide public consultation has been circulated to the concerned Ministries for their comments before bringing it to t...

Interview with Dharmesh Arora, Dr Robert Felger & Michael Soding of Schaeffler

Interview with Dharmesh Arora , President & CEO, President Automotive, Schaeffler India Dr Robert Felger , Senior VP Product & Marketing, Business Division Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarke...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

Mercedes-Benz India takes the BEST step forward

Having recorded sales of more than 10,000 units in calendar year 2014, Mercedes-Benz India wants to ensure that it Lives the Best. So, for 2015 Mercedes-Benz India announced its strategy founded on its brand philoso...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

Bosch wants in-depth road accident data to be collated in India

It is extremely pertinent to have an in depth “Accident Data” which can be analysed, to understand major factors/causes and find solutions, to stop this increasing trend of road accidents and fatalities. Accident re...

New Audi e-fuels project in  Germany

German car maker Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. According to a pres...

Motor Vehicles Amend bill to be tabled in House

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has once again emphasised that a new Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament with a view to bring about a new Roa...

It’s a dud Budget for the automotive sector

A lot was expected from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the automotive sector but none of that figured in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10, 2014. The Budget focussed on infrastructure and simplificati...

Bohra Rubber inks deal with Japan’s HKL

Bohra Rubber Pvt. Ltd (BRPL)., part of the Bohra Group that has been in existence since 1924 and has presence in diverse activities including car dealership and education institutes has entered into a technical coll...

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...

Hindustan Univ, VW sign MoU on advanced course

Hindustan University and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited have signed an MoU to offer Advanced Diploma Course in Autotronics in Chennai, India. This unique course will be offered for the first time in I...

Land Rover global partnership with Virgin Galactic

Tata Motors owned Land Rover, the UK based manufacturer of sturdy SUVs and a brand synonymous with adventure, has entered into a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial space line, ...

Volvo’s own university’s for its employees

This one’s truly motivating---a company establishing its own university for its employees to hone their skills further. Volvo Group University in Ardenal in Gothenburg has opened its doors as the centre of further e...

Ansal University conference on supply chain

Ansal University, Gurgaon, a private university with strong international collaborations dedicated to providing advanced trans-disciplinary education hosted two day-long 2nd Industry-University International Confere...

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...

Yamaha India to partner with Navjyoti India

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. has signed a MoU with Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) – a not-for

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Baba Kalyani conferred Cross of the Order of Merit

Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge has recently been honoured with the “Cro

Maruti Suzuki signs MoU with HSBTE and HISCET

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

VECV opens fourth automotive lab in India

The MCKVIE-Eicher centre of automotive technology was inaugurated by Rabi Ranjan Chattopadhyay, Mini

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Eicher bus body manufacturing plant at Dhar (MP)

VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) has done the ground breaking cerem

36pc counterfeit components in aftermarket

As much as Rs. 8,928 crore (around 36pc) worth of components in the Indian automotive aftermarket

Indore to host the 5th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich knowle

Interview with Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group

Segway Personal Transporter (PT) is an interesting product. Segway PT is one product which is unique in its proposition. It does not have any competition and it’s a vehicle that will help you navigate in places wher...

Tata Autocomp Systems & Gujarat govt ink MOU

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp), one of India’s leading automotive components

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

Interview with Sameer Sodhi, Director Business Unit, Automotive Lighting, South West Asia, Philips Electronics India Ltd.

We are investing a lot in plants in China where we have two new plants. We also do partnership where we come up with the design and the partner manufactures it as per our specifications.

Fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

M&M and SAE India announce fifth edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2012

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches CSR 2011

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Interview with Ramesh Suri,Promoter and Chairman, Subros Ltd.

My vision is to continue working and moving ahead. Unless you have the fire inside, you cannot keep going. Once this fire dies out, you stop. If I see any more opportunities I shall look into it. The fire in me is s...

Bosch earmarks 50 m euros on higher education

Bosch earmarks 50 million euros on higher education

TMETC partners with WMG to augment its tech base

The UK’s technology base was given a major boost when Tata Motors’ European Technical Centre (TMETC)

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Auto aftermarket in India valued at Rs 33000 crore

Volkswagen India donates bus for children’s home

Volkswagen Group India donated a bus for a shildren's home in a village in Paud in Pune

Bosch group celebrates 125 years

The Bosch Group has announced the year 2011 as its 125th anniversary year

Brose India Automotive systems to begin production

Brose India will begin commercial production at its manufacturing facility at Hinjewadi in Pune

AMW signs MOU with Central Bank of India

MUMBAI: Asia Motor Works (AMW), manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles, signed a Memorandum....

Nissan and IIT Madras sign agreement

CHENNAI: Nissan and IIT Madras (IIT-M) agreed two MoUs for a comprehensive research cooperation agre

Atlas Copco marks 50 years of India operations

Global industrial group Atlas Copco is celebrating 50 years of Indian operations. The journey in Ind

Auto component indy to generate US$ 110 b revenue

NEW DELHI: India’s auto industry is likely to generate a turnover of nearly US$ 110 billion (Rs 5 l

New plant for Tata Nano at Sanand inaugurated

SANAND (GUJARAT): Tata Motors’ brand new plant for the Tata Nano at Sanand, in Ahmedabad district of




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