Gestamp showcases latest innovations for present, future mobility

Gestamp, the Spanish multinational Tier 1 supplier, specialised in the design, development and manufacturing of components for the automotive sector, announced its fourth hot stamping line in India at the 16th Auto ...

Kalyani Group green steel under the brand Kalyani Ferresta

Saarloha Advanced Materials Private Limited (Saarloha), a Kalyani group company, has launched first of its kind in India, green steel under the brand “Kalyani Ferresta” in the presence of Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union...

Brussels plant kicks off production for new Audi Q8 e-tron

On December 14, the first Audi Q8 e-tron drove off the production line at the Brussels plant. It marks the beginning of an era for the new top model in Audi’s electric SUV range. The plant has been a role model for ...

BorgWarner produces 1,000,000th inverter, 13,500,000th viper power switch

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, recently announced major milestones at two of its production facilities. Its Suzhou facility produced i...

Lanxess, Kautex Textron develop safe battery enclosures for EVs

Technical plastics such as polyamide 6 offer numerous benefits for the design of battery enclosures for electric vehicles – in terms of sustainability, manufacturing costs, weight savings and economical functional i...

Mahle develops superior continuous torque electric motor

Automotive supplier Mahle has developed the most durable electric motor available. The traction motor, which is unique on the market, can run indefinitely with high performance. A new cooling concept makes this tech...

Volvo Group launches green castings for engines globally from India

Volvo Group is committed to becoming a climate neutral company by 2040 and this includes its supply chain and global suppliers from India. As a key milestone in this journey, Volvo Group in India launched the first ...

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.

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.

Essential tech elements in BMW iX electric vehicle from Continental

Technology company Continental is supplying essential elements for an intuitive and attractive user experience in the new BMW iX. In response to vehicle digitalisation, the electric vehicle integrates Continental’s ...

Log9 RapidX insta charging batteries for Hero Electric EVs in new tie up

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, has announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based advanced battery technology start-up Log9 Materials, to offer Log9 Insta Charging battery packs for its...

Simple Energy, IIT Indore develop advance thermal management system

Simple Energy, India's longest-range electric scooter brand and one of the top three EV start-ups, collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore (IIT Indore) to develop a novel composite material with ...

Lanxess developing halogen-free, flame-retardant plastics

Lanxess is expanding its range of halogen-free, flame-retardant, glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 compounds to include Durethan BKV30FN01 and Durethan BKV30FN04 DUS064. Both products are designed for use in thick-...

STMicroelectronics reveals highly integrated, flexible automotive LED driver

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

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Omega Seiki MoU with C4V to introduce solid state batteries in India

Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd., part of Anglian Omega Group of companies, announced that it will be bringing advanced chemistry cells to India in association with New York based companyC4V.C4V plans to become the first lithi...

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...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

The new Flying Spur V8 has build on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops and a reducti...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

Lanxess offers new flame-retardant thermoplastic composite materials

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess are characterised by their high inherent flame-retardant properties. One of the reasons for this is their high fiber content. They therefore al...

V4 Granturismo: the engine for the next generation of Ducati Multistrada

Italian motorcycle major Ducati has presented the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on November 4, 2020.

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2021 for 3D design, engineering applications

Dassault Systèmes, a large software company headquartered in France, has launched Solidworks 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.

BorgWarner begins supply of EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module which includes cooler and valve will be the company’s first gasoline EGR module to be used on mild-hybrid engine technology for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in ...

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...

BMW Group India recommences operations at plant, dealerships

BMW Group India has restarted operations on June 1, 2020 in accordance with government guidelines. Consumers can once again safely explore and experience the complete range of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products at ...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

Hyundai Motor Group develops centre side airbag

One wonders why no one thought about this all this while. Yes, Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new centre side airbag, further enhancing the safety of its vehicles. The airbag works to separate the space between...

Airless wheel technology from Michelin, General Motors

Michelin and General Motors have presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sus...

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...

Aniruddh Nandi - Director (Technical), S-CCI India Pvt. Ltd.

We interview Aniruddh Nandi, Director (Technical), S-CCI In...

Aniruddh Nandi - Director (Technical), S-CCI India Pvt. Ltd.

We interview Aniruddh Nandi, Director (Technical), S-CCI In...

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 ...

Harley-Davidson debuts new concepts and Livewire motorcycle

Motorcycle manufacturer revealed two new concept electric two-wheelers and announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle, at CES 2019. The 2020 LiveWire is now a...

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...

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can b...

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...

A peep into the Lexus world of Takumi masters

Crafting exceptional performance vehicles for luxury automaker Lexus requires commissioning the meticulous work of its Takumi masters. With at least 25 years of training, Takumi possess a rare blend of skill and spi...

Car engines are tested for 12 hours and can reach temperatures over 900 deg

The Siberian village of Oymyakon remains at 50 degrees below zero for several months of the year, and is considered the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. On the other hand, registering a maximum of 57 de...

Schaeffler India launches locally manufactured FAG SNV housings range

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Ltd (Formerly FAG Bearings India Ltd) announced the launch of its new range of FAG SNV Housings. SNV Housings are the new split plummer block housings whi...

Axalta Inaugurates new coating manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony was presided by Axalta Chairman and CEO...

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...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

UK based Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be used with composites that require a Class A display surface. The new technology allows vehicle manufactures to use t...

Tata Technologies becomes NIO’s preferred Engineering Partner for its EV range

Tata Technologies, a global engineering services provider, has announced a close association with NIO China, a leading new-generation electric car company, in the complete product development process of NIO’s range ...

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

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

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

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

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

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

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

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

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...

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 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,

Continental puts first 48-volt hybrid drive into production

Continental is electrifying one diesel variant of both the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models. The system, offered as a "Hybrid Assist" uses a 48-volt hybrid drive in production vehicles for the first time. ...

Apollo Tyres appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as Chief Technology Officer

Apollo Tyres has appointed Daniele Lorenzetti as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Daniele will spearhead Apollo Tyres’ global initiatives towards research and development, for both passenger vehicle and...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Lexus Kinetic seat concept world premiere at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Lexus has announced it will debut the Kinetic Seat Concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that begins at the end of this month, as a standalone display.

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates India’s largest parts warehouse, training academy

Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry and has also set up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia– christened as the Mercede...

Mahindra Intertrade,  MSTC Ltd. JV agreement for auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a part of the Mahindra Partners Division of Mahindra Group, and MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise) have signed a formal joint venture agreement to set-up India’s first-of-its-kind...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Lamborghini inaugurates new carbon fibre research centre in US

Automobili Lamborghini has announced the opening of its new Seattle-based carbon fibre research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL). Operating as an entity outside of the company's headq...

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...

BASF announces new Lumina Royal and Cinquasia pigments

BASF, a company specialising in Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas, will unveil three new globally available pigments during the 2016 American Coa...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

Ltd edition Apollo-Manchester United tyres for Middle East, North African markets

Carrying forward its association with Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), Apollo Tyres introduced the limited edition dual branded -- Apollo and Manchester United -- tyres for the Middle East and North African (...

BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP150 TEST REVIEW: Rubber Renaissance

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), McPherson struts, torque, rpm, bhp, hill descent control, Continuously Variable transmission (CVT), many of these words and abbreviations me...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

In order to address the grave problem of corrosion in the country, especially in vehicles and also those that operate in and around the coastal areas of the country, the International Zinc Association (IZA), in a jo...

Bosch batteries that will make possible long distance travelling

Leading Germany based auto components maker Bosch (www.bosch.com) is researching batteries that will make it possible to drive longer distances without recharging, and will also cost less than current batteries.

Bridgestone India launches fuel efficient tyres Ecopia

Bridgestone India launched the new Ecopia EP150 and EP850 tyres on October 7, 2015. The company claims that Ecopia tyres are more fuel efficient than conventional tyres, the EP150 provides 7 pc better fuel efficienc...

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...

Seating technology from Continental ensures immense comfort

The seat is where drivers and passengers have most of their contact with a vehicle, which is why it plays such a decisive role in how a car is perceived by the user. Thanks to sophisticated electronic and pneumatic ...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain new material for automotive diesel pistons

Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation of the US has announced that it has developed a new premium diesel piston aluminium alloy, called DuraForm-G91. In benchmarking tests, the n...

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...

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Sr. VP, Scania Group

Scania India a capacity of 2500 trucks and 1000 buses. We have to double that by 2017-18. We need that by then. As soon as we reach a peak in India which I hope will not take many years, then we hope to export also.

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...

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 ...

New 3D Metrology Software from Faro delivers increased productivity

FARO Technologies, a trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology, has announced the release of FARO CAM2 Measure 10.5, its latest software for the FaroArm, FARO Laser ScanArm and FARO Laser...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Interview with Karam Sahni, Head, Two Wheeler division, Elofic Industries

Elofic Industries is the leading filter manufacturer in the country. The company manufactures filters for all vehicles like passenger cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers etc in its three production uni...

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...

Goodyear concept tyres unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Tyres have always had a good grip on the road for all kinds of vehicles. Now they can do much more than gripping the road and making your ride safe. Two concept tyres shown by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at t...

Ricardo next-gen electric vehicle motor

Ricardo plc, a global multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, has designed and built in prototype form a new electric vehicle (EV) motor. This is part of a collaborat...

Tata Zest launched in Nepal

Tata Motors recently announced the commercial launch of the Zest, a compact sedan in Nepal. With a start price of 24.5 lakh Nepali rupees, ex-showroom, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and 30.75 Lakh Nepali rupees...

Arvind Mathew is new CEO of Mahindra Reva

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced that Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva would be moving to a new and diversified role within the Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Arvind Mathew as the inc...

Mazda develops bio-based engineering plastic

Mazda Motor Corporation of Japan has announced that, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, it has developed a new bio-based engineering plastic that can be used for exterior design parts for automobil...

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...

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...

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...

Dana aluminum cooling solutions for EV, hybrids

Dana Holding Corporation, a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, has announced the introduction of a new aluminum cooling technology for electric ...

Safran, Bharat Forge alliance for aircraft parts

France based global Aerospace, Defence, and Security leader Safran and India’s leading auto components company, Bharat Forge recently announced the start of a long-term partnership




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