Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Hyundai Motor India Inaugurates plush corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Hyundai Motor India has inaugurated its new state-of-the art corporate headquarters in Gurugram. Present at the inauguration were Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal along with SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor Indi...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating to...

Tata Motors rolls out 2,00,000th Nexon compact SUV at Pune plant

Tata Motors has rolled out the 2,00,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Since the 150K roll out in November 2020, the last 50K units have been recorded in less than 6 months, with demand outpacing supp...

BorgWarner earns first global eTurbo business from major European OEM

BorgWarner has entered into a global agreement to supply its advanced eTurbo to a major European OEM for use in a high-voltage hybrid passenger car. BorgWarner's advanced electric boosting technology provides signif...

Tata Motors rolls out the 1,50,000th Nexon SUV

Tata Motors has rolled out the 1,50,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Tata Nexon achieved the 1st 50,000 milestone on Sept’18, followed by the 1,00,000 on Sept'19 .

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Rs 30 crore funding from TVS

Following the successful nationwide unveiling of its high-performance motorcycle - the F77, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., an innovator in sustainable mobility, announced that it had received an additional inve...

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.

Lanxess polyamide 6 comes handy in making hybrid vehicle bolster

Thermoplastics with easy-flowing properties are usually somewhat more expensive than comparable standard materials; however, they offer advantages that ultimately pay off in terms of processing, production costs and...

Tata Motors sells 5676 units of passenger vehicles, degrowing  (-) 68 per cent

Like all vehicle manufacturers in the country, Tata Motors too posted miserable sales for its passenger vehicles for the month of March 2020. The company sold 5676 units as compared to 17810 units in March 2019. Thi...

Tata Motors spins off PV, EV businesses into new subsidiary

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) has spun off its passenger vehicles (PV) as well as its electrical vehicle (EV) business into a separate subsidiary. The TML Board has approved a plan to make the company’s PV as well as EV bus...

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...

Nissan EV test car comes with twin-motor all-wheel control technology

Auto major Nissan has revealed a high-power, twin-motor all-wheel-control test car equipped with new technologies being developed for the company’s next generation of EVs.

STMicroelectronics releases AIS2DW12 accelerometer for PKE fobs

Europe’s leading semiconductor manufacturer, STMicroelectronics has released the AIS2DW12 automotive accelerometer which makes Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) radio fobs tough enough to survive the inevitable drops and ...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs).These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more ...

JBM Group acquires major shareholding in German auto major Linde-Wiemann

The US $ 1.5 billion India based JBM Group with business interest in auto systems and assemblies has acquired major shareholding in Germany based Linde-Wiemann GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural ...

Continental acquires antenna maker Kathrein Automotive

Technology company Continental has successfully completed the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH after antitrust authorities officially approved the transaction. Incorporating the automotive division of Rosenhe...

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...

PuduTech debuts Holabot delivery robot at CES 2019

PuduTech, a global leader in delivery robot industry debuted three products at CES 2019 and showed the world consumers the latest progress in delivery robot.

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

Log 9 Materials working on metal-air battery to run EVs

Log 9 Materials, an IIT Roorkee spin-off working in nanotechnology domain is working on a metal-air battery concept to revolutionise the energy sector. The company is making a commercially viable product on this und...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

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

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

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...

Durr EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality for cars

World’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr announced early this year the launch of EcoInCure that offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the ...

New Lexus India team launches LS500h luxury sedan

With a new management in place at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77 crore. The Lexus LS500h is now ...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

Tata Motors sales grow 52% in Dec 2017; Ends 2017 with strong CV, PV sales

Tata Motors recorded a strong sales performance for December 2017. The Commercial and Passenger Vehicles domestic sales in December 2017 was at 54,627 units as against 35,825 units in December 2016, a growth of 52%...

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

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...

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...

Continental acquires Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation

International technology company Continental announced the acquisition of Lakeville, IN-based Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., a manufacturer of specialty tyres for racing applications. Hoosier was founded in 1957 and has...

Triumph Motorcycles enters Andhra market

Triumph Motorcycles has appointed one more dealership in the country, taking its total dealerships to 13. The latest dealership has come up in Vijayawada and is named Martial Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd. This is the first ...

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd. Dubey talks about the progress of Indian Motorcycle, part of the Polaris Group.

Bridgestone India forays into 2-wheeler tyre market with Neurun brand

Tyre major Bridgestone India has announced its foray into the two-wheeler tyre market in India under the brand ‘Neurun’ for motorcycles and scooters. Bridgestone India is a market leader for passenger tyre radials a...

Wabco wins contract from Mahindra & Mahindra for vacuum pumps

Wabco Holdings Inc, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has acquired a new customer, Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest man...

Apollo Vredestein tyres take top spot in 2016 ADAC test

Apollo Vredestein’s high performance summer tyres, the Giugiaro-designed Ultrac Vorti and Sportrac 5, have once again done well in this year’s European tyre tests. The Sportrac 5 took top honours in the 2016 ADAC te...

New Audi air conditioning filter to bring relief to allergy sufferers

Allergy---There are a million reasons for it. The worst kind is when you are in a car and your air conditioner sucks in particulates and gases that trigger your allergy. However, things are going to change for those...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

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...

ContiTech develops world’s first polyamide strut mount for passenger car chassis

Move over heavy metal! With cars becoming more and more lighter and fuel efficient, ContiTech Vibration Control – the strut mount specialist based in Hanover in Germany – has developed a strut mount in which fibergl...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

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...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Ford reinvents the wheel with carbon fibre for mass production

For the all-new Shelby GT350R, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever, Ford dreamed of using the ultimate high-performance material for its unique wheels – carbon fibre. Carbon fibre wheels are not ...

ZF creates concept car called the Smart Uban Vehicle

ZF has made a concept ZF Smart Urban Vehicle. The concept car which is powered by electricity, ZF says that it us “a starting point from which concepts for future urban mobility”. The ZF Smart Urban Vehicle has a...

Interview with Philipp Von Sahr, President BMW Group India

The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on March 29, 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, t...

India’s first ‘lifetime engine warranty’ for consumers from Shell

We have heard of slogans like “fill it, shut it, forget it” for petrol driven motorcycles. Now there should be a “Pour it, forget it” slogan too with Shell Lubricants, the global leader in finished lubricants, annou...

Belt drives belt their way into engines globally

There is this simple formula which is not only dominant but also respected among automobile engineers. The formula says that “Less friction + less weight = less fuel consumption” which in turn also means fewer CO2 e...

MB Sahni & KD Sahni - Managing Director / Jt Managing Director

Interview with Mr MB Sahni and Mr KD Sahni, Managing Director and Joint Managing Director, respectively of Elofic Industries, the leading filter maker in the country. The two discuss the company's aggressive plans t...

Interview with Sohinder Gill, Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles and CEO- Global Business, Hero Eco

Hero Electric is part of the Naveen Munjal controlled Hero Eco Group which makes electric two wheelers. Based in Ludhiana, the Hero Electric plant can make 200 vehicles a day. Munjal started his company around 1999-...

Shell to co-engineer design, build concept city car

Apple is not alone in the world, trying its hand on making cars. Global lubricants giant Shell is planning an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine. The company is doi...

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

JLR invests £ 600 m (Rs 5572 crore) in UKs West Midlands region

Jaguar Land Rover owned by Tata Motors has invested 600 million pounds (Rs 5572 crore approx.) in the West Midlands region in the UK to support product creation and advanced vehicle manufacturing. The largest single...

Bosch control units have made transmissions efficient

Compared to manual transmissions, modern automatic transmissions enhance driving comfort and also save on fuel, which is because they independently determine the point at which the engine runs most efficiently. In s...

Lamborghini highlights its material technology

Automobili Lamborghini has loaned its carbon fibre monocoque rolling chassis, of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, to the European Patent Office of Munich, Germany for a special event also attended by Luciano De O...

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India; Inputs: Akhil Jha (AJ), VP –Technical, Shell Lubricants India; Karlo Tugaff (KT), Global Associate Brand Manager – Shell Advance, Shell Global Commercial; ...

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...

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.

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.

A new “Effortless...Everywhere” Roll-Royce being developed

Uber luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that it will develop an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose. This motor car will be Effortless...Everywhere. This car will ...

Sigma Freudenberg Nok (SFN) 2nd facility opens in Punjab

Sigma Freudenberg NOK (SFN), an Indo-German- Japanese joint venture company has set up its second production facility in Basma, Punjab for manufacturing of critical oil seals and sealing products for domestic and ...

Safexpress on massive expansion across India

Safexpress, India’s largest supply chain & logistics firm, recently set up an ultra-modern warehousing facility at Udaipur. This facility spans over an area of 4500 sq feet and is strategically located on NH 8. The...

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...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

Bosch makes Hollywood fiction a reality with new technology

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

Audi Hungaria has a new geothermal plant

An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Gyor in Hungary. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 meg...

Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in UK

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors of India, has officially opened its new Engine Manufacturing Centre. The 500m Pounds (Rs 4914 crore) facility, announced in September 2011, represents a significant step in Ja...

Shell next gen motor oil to power Indian cars

Shell Lubricants, global market leader in finished lubricants, has announced the launch of next generation motor oil in India by the name of Shell Helix Ultra with Shell PurePlus Technology. In a press release, the ...

Safexpress launches Logistics Park at Pithampur.

Safexpress, a leading supply chain and logistics firm, has launched a Logistics Park at Pithampur. The park is spread out over an area of 75,000 sq feet. The Logistics Park is strategically located on NH 3. Safexpre...

Cummins global plan to cut environmental footprint

Cummins Inc Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger has outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. Cummins Inc., a glo...

No more washing your car, Nissan has the answer

Soon washing a car can be a thing of the past as Nissan claims to have developed a self cleaning car as the company tests its dirt repelling paint technology with the European model Nissan Note, the first car to be ...

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...

BorgWarner optimistic about Asian region business

US based BorgWarner, a $ 7.4 billion global leader in powertrain solutions is extremely optimistic about new business in the Asian region, which would be primarily driven by China and other nations. In his latest an...

Hella exploring a new world of lighting with OLEDS

Thanks to the use of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in vehicles, it will not last very long before a whole treasure trove of exciting new ideas will be unleashed on the world of lighting design. Global lighti...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

Apollo Tyres introduces premium European brand

Apollo Tyres has introduced its premium European brand, Vredestein in India. Vredestein brand, known

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

Interview with Sanjay Walia & Sudhir Jain of Uno Mindia Group

Interview with Sanjay Walia is VP-Corporate Marketing and Sudhir Jain is Executive Director-Group CFO of UNO Minda

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 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

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Apollo Tyres launches its products at Geneva

The Apollo Tyres' pavillion in Hall 1 Stall 1230 of the ongoing Geneva Motor Show saw the launch of

Premier, Fiat ink 1.3 ltr engine supply agreement

Premier Ltd. and Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. have signed a three-year agreement for the supply of Fi

Tata Motors launches Divo Luxury Coach and Starbus

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata

Apollo launches Aspire 4G at the 82nd Geneva show

After the success of its winter and summer passenger vehicle tyres in the European market, Apollo Ty

GlacialLight LED lights at Porsche showroom

GlacialLight, a division of experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., is pleased to anno

Interview with S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Motors Ltd. & President, SIAM

We normally look at it from the perspective of task and finishing. But my take on that it is a continuous journey. There is no end to any organisation’s growth. It’s a continuous journey and if you look at it from E...

Interview with Amit Gossain, Vice President—Marketing and Business Development, JCB India Ltd.

We are obviously very large in the backhoe segment. Our heavyline manufacturing plant was set up in 2006-07. So if you look at it from that perspective, we are growing year-on-year and have expanded our product rang...

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S

Nissan will present India-made Micra DIG-S in Europe

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

Behr lndia gears up for Euro 4 emission standards

BMW new dealership facility in Hyderabad

BMW India announced the opening of a new sales and service facility of Kun Exclusive at Hyderabad

TVS launches TRU4 Premium 4T 10W 30 engine Oil

TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of TVS TRU4 Premium

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award

UK top official visits JLR headquarters

The UK Business Secretary Dr. Vince Cable today visited Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters to experien




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