Apollo Tyres inaugurates advanced R&D tyre testing facility

Apollo Tyres has inaugurated an advanced tyre testing facility, which is housed at its Global R&D Centre, Asia in Chennai, India. The new facility will help improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of product d...

Skoda Auto India marks new peaks with India as growth hub

Skoda Auto India celebrated the last quarter of 2022 with an international congregation in the picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas in Dehradun. The peak-to-peak drive showcased the achievements of the company and ...

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...

Okinawa Autotech signs JV agreement with Tacita of Italy

Leading Indian electric two wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech has signed a joint venture agreement with Tacita, an Italian manufacturer of electric performance and cruiser motorcycles. The new company, born from...

Ford recruits robot test drivers for tough conditions test

Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limita...

Ather Energy opens proprietary fast-charging connector for other OEMs

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced that the company will offer its proprietary charging connector to other OEMs to adopt for their two-wheelers, paving the way for an i...

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 ...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

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

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 & 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 ...

Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft introduce HAMS technology for driver training

Maruti Suzuki India in collaboration with Microsoft Research India has developed a smart phone based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license. The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safet...

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...

ABB India new robotics facility to cater to automotive industry

ABB India has opened a new robotics facility in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka in South India to cater to several industries including automotive. ABB is one the leading suppliers of robot, robot systems and ma...

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...

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...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

Is your helmet safe? A look at scientific helmet testing methods | Motown India - Special Feature

Motown India visits the Sandhar Amkin plant in Manesar whic...

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

Continental increases manufacturing of airbag control units in India

Keeping its commitment to Vision Zero, a world with zero road crashes, zero fatalities, and zero injuries, technology company Continental has added a new assembly line to manufacture airbag control units (ACUs) at i...

Meyle-PD brake pads with technically advanced friction pad compound

Generally speaking, the sportier the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak. With the "next generation" Meyle-PD brake pads, the Hamburg-based (Germany) manufacturer is now going one step further and reducing the n...

Hyundai, WayRay unveil next-generation visual technology

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech startup company WayRay AG, unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019.

Yamaha NTGP / NPGP 2018 winners announced

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM) has declared the winners of the National Technician Grand Prix (NTGP) 2018 and National Parts Manager Grand Prix (NPGP) 2018 conducted by the company at its Surajpur plant on Nove...

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...

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...

A CNG car as seen from the inside

Gas powered vehicles feature a single internal combustion engine that operates with gas by default. The tanks are sealed and reach half the pressure they can actually withstand. For easy refuelling there are two fi...

Ford’s new facility in Germany can simulate any weather, anytime

Ford has invested more than €70 million (Rs 560 crore approx.) in the John Andrews Product Development Centre in Cologne, Germany which is like a weather factory that can simulate any weather, any time. Described a...

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...

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...

Continental develops third generation of ABS

Safe, controllable and optimum brake performance at all times – these are just some of the things that drivers want from their brake systems and hence result in increased automation. Technology company Continental h...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

Finally, Delhi to get automated driving test centres, courtesy Maruti Suzuki

Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art Automated Driving Test Centres across 12 locations in the city...

89% auto sales in India are digitally influenced: Google & Kantar TNS Report

Google India, along with Kantar TNS, released a comprehensive report on the influence of digital on the decision-making journey of an automobile shopper. The report titled “The Drive to Decide” states that in 2017, ...

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).

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...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

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...

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

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

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

“Key” to a lasting technology by Ford

Few of us expect the electronic devices we rely on to last very long. Cracked screens, slow-running software, and the appeal of the latest model can consign new smartphones, tablets and laptops to the bin after only...

Punjab is first state to implement automated driver license test tracks

In an age defined by technology, India is also slowly yet surely progressing towards modernisation of its systems and governance. Punjab has been a witness to such a wave of progress after the state implemented the ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

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...

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...

Mitsubishi Motors announces loss due to fuel economy test mess

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has had to pay for the wrong it had done on the fuel economy tests as it has recorded extraordinary loss in its consolidated and non-consolidated financial results for 2015 fiscal...

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...

Suzuki Motors apologises but denies cheating; Heads roll in Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp. apologised on Wednesday May 18, 2016 for improper road tests that the company had conducted, but denied reports of any cheating on mileage numbers. The Suzuki fuel mileage scand...

Bosch and Pagani test driving safety systems of Huayra BC in Arctic Circle

The Pagani Huayra BC boasts 12 cylinders and more than 750 hp. Bosch makes its ABS antilock braking system, the traction control system, and the ESP electronic stability programme. Viewed from the outside, these ele...

Actia India unveils latest End Of Line diagnostic solution for vehicles

Actia India, a JV between Actia Automotive and DMG Finance & Investments, have recently unveiled their latest End Of Line (EOL) diagnostic solutions, developed for Renault, on their latest Kwid vehicle. This is the ...

Mitsubishi Motors admits to fudging fuel test data for cars

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted that with respect to the fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan, the company has conduct...

Hitachi, Honda tamper proof device to curb drunk driving

Hitachi and Honda Motor Co have announced they have successfully developed a prototype of a portable alcohol detector that is tamper-resistant as it can distinguish human breath from alternative gases and that can b...

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.

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

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...

Swarm Intelligence: Continental tests the connected vehicle

Technology company Continental presented the first set of driving test results for the connected, dynamic electronic horizon (eHorizon). For vehicles it is becoming increasingly important to know what lies ahead, an...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

More trouble for Volkswagen as EPA issues 2nd notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thi...

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...

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...

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...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

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 ...

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...

Domestic bicycle retro-reflectors flunk ICAT lab test

Indian bicycle makers never got it right with their reflectors. This has been proved by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), which is Government of India owned Automotive Testing and R & D ce...

Interview with James R. Verrier, President and CEO, BorgWarner Inc.

BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. The company focuses on developing leading powertrain technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Its facilities are located acros...

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; ...

Bosch, Tech Mahindra, others for tool connectivity

A collaborative effort between Bosch and three international companies, all members of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is driving forward tool connectivity with the aim of improving quality and efficiency in in...

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...

Toyota to tests SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Using a Toyota Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing in 2015. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon c...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

Government plans crash test norms for cars

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha on December 1, 2014 during the winter session of Parliament that the Government is planning to mandate the offset frontal...

Audi CEO Stadler wants more walls to be torn down

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler demanded tearing down a different wall. He said “finally tear down walls in the fields of business and politics.” In his dinner speech ...

Inter-college Effi-Cycle 2014 concludes

The Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEIndia) Northern section successfully conducted “Effi-Cycle 2014”, an inter college event on design and fabrication of an environment friendly human cum electric power dr...

SAENIS EffiCycle 2014 event Day2

Day 2 of the SAENIS Efficycle 2014 on October 11, 2014 saw several college teams participating and gearing up for the dynamic events at UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Several teams which were unable to complet...

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...

Interview with Darren Cox, Director, Global Motorsport, Nissan

What’s interesting is that we were talking about the road safety activity that Nissan India do, and also something similar in China, they use simulators. It’s not as advanced as Gran Turismo, but it’s to teach peopl...

Wabco tests AMT at test track in Chennai

Wabco, a leading global supplier of CV technologies, has demonstrated its OptiDrive system, advanced automated manual transmission (AMT) technology for trucks and buses at its test track in Chennai. Wabco’s AMT syst...

First production HondaJet revealed

Honda Aircraft Company has announced several achievements and milestones in the development of the HondaJet during a press conference at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Sw...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

Power management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through greater technical exch...

Continental in-tyre sensors read tread depth

Future tyre pressure sensors will be able to detect when a tyre change is necessary due to insufficient tread depth. This new development has come from leading automotive company Continental. The new feature is ten...

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 ...

Maruti Suzuki recalls 103,311 vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has officially announced that it will proactively replace ‘fuel filler neck’ of 103,311 vehicles (42,481 units of DZire, 47,237 units of Swift and 13,593 units of Ertiga) manufactured bet...

A big zero star for Indian entry-level cars

India does not have a mandatory crash test for its vehicles. This enabled car makers in the country to keep costs low without really meeting global safety standards. Now the cat is out of the bag. The first-ever ind...

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...

Continental pump reduces Co2 emissions from ICEs

Continental Automotive has announced that its electric vacuum pump (EVP) offers a solution for reduc

JLR opens engineering centre in Dubai

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to conduct extreme hot wea

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

NK Minda Group rolls out four-wheeler CNG kits

Audi  plans massive expansion/surpasses 2010 sales

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has embarked on an intensive recruitment drive

Eaton Corporation opens its first integrated test

Eaton Corporation opens its first integrated test lab in India

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines

Cooper Corporation and Ricardo launch new engines

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

RBEI inaugurates ECU Reliability testing centre

RBEI inaugurates ECU Reliability testing centre

TVS launches TRU4 Premium 4T 10W 30 engine Oil

TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of TVS TRU4 Premium

Analysing traffic accidents

SWEDEN: For 40 years, Volvo Car Corporation's Accident Research Team has studied, documented and ana

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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