M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

SIAM, CCI, ACMA organise workshop on competition issues in auto industry

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), organised a workshop on competition...

Rear seat belt usage among Indian car occupants is dismal, reveals Nissan-Save LIFE study

A new research report by Nissan India and Save LIFE Foundation brought attention to the startling number of Indians compromising their own but also their children’s safety. Released by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister ...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

Hyundai ‘Be The Better Guy’ campaign for road safety

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has released the road safety film aimed towards safe driving practices. This film marks the phase III of #BeTheBetterGuy road safety initiative by Hyundai since 2016 and highlights th...

FCA India expands sales and service presence with ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets

FCA has announced the roll-out of ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets to expand the sales and service presence in India. ‘Jeep Connect’ outlets will offer sales as well as service and will be set up initially in seven Indian tow...

Mahindra Introduces leasing for retail buyers

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced the introduction of leasing for retail buyers, a unique ownership experience for customers of its personal range of vehicles. This offering has been designed at a mont...

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...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

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...

Maruti Suzuki to support Delhi Police in Traffic Safety Management System

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has joined hands with the Delhi Police to implement a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital. The objective of TSMS is: • Reduction in accidents and fat...

FCA recalls more than 9000 Jeep Compass SUVs across markets for faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC is recalling an estimated 7,000 U.S.-market SUVs in customer hands to replace their front passenger-side air bags. A supplier advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module asse...

Maruti Suzuki presents 35 vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customised to meet traffic police requirement...

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.

KSS to purchase majority of Takata assets for $ 1.588 billion; Takata files for bakruptcy

Michigan (US) based Key Safety Systems (KSS), one of the leading brands in automotive safety systems, has reached an agreement in principle with the recall rocked Takata Corporation of Japan to sponsor a restructuri...

Maruti Suzuki presents 15 new vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited handed over 15 new vehicles (13 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department on February 13, 2017. Through this initiative the company aims to support Haryana Police de...

ExxonMobil participates as a technical partner at CII energy meet

ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited participated as a technical partner at Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) third edition of workshops with industry associations and technical discussions with Accredited E...

Maruti Suzuki partners with Uber to create safe driving

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) announced its partnership with Uber India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein the company will train over 30,000 individuals/Uber partner-drivers in safe driving ov...

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

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.

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

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,...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

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...

Bridgestone India, Pune police join hands for road safety

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with Pune police to promote road safety awareness in the city. The company presented traffic safety (crash) barricades, reflective jackets and traffic light ba...

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...

Mercedes Benz launches pre-owned car brand ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’

Mercedes-Benz manufactures some of the most luxurious automobiles in the world and on December 18, 2014 they launched their first pre-owned car brand in India called ‘Mercedes-Benz Certified’. The launch of ‘Mercede...

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...

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...

Modern inspection system for vehicles soon, says Minister

P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, has stated that his ministry has decided to put in place a suitably designed Inspection and Maintenance System for vehicles and has sanctioned 10 mo...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

A new set of rules for 2-wheeler riders mooted

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has laid a lot of emphasis on safety of two-wheeler users both motorised as well as non-motorised. For two-wheeler users, a new set of rules will become applicable soon. As in...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...

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...

Apollo Tyres and Manchester United score together

Footballers can now play at the Manchester United club on a tarmac made of recycled rubber from old tyre. Manchester Union partner Apollo Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, is using 100pc recycled rubber from...

Seval Oz to head Continental ITS business unit

International automotive component supplier Continental is putting together an international team of innovators from the IT and automotive industries who will focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The n...

India needs to learn from Sainsbury’s initiative

This truck by UK’s supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will make a lot of sense for a market like India where cyclists and pedestrians are victims of road accidents involving trucks and buses. In India, trucks and buses o...

BMW research on driver assistance

Increasing urbanisation means that city traffic networks are reaching their capacity limits ever more frequently. Driving in urban areas means having to deal with complex traffic situations involving many different ...

Chrysler recalls 780000 min vans

Chrysler Group is replacing window switches in an estimated 780,000 minivans equipped with third-row power window vents following incidents of overheating, said a company report. The company statement said that the...

Ankush Arora of Tata Motors quits

Ankush Arora, Senior Vice President, Commercial , Tata Motors has put in his papers. His resignation has not come as a surprise to the industry as he was considered very close to the late Karl Slym, Managing Directo...

No more an ‘Advantage’, it’s a Hyundai ‘Promise’

Formerly it was an ‘Advantage’, now it’s a Promise from Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) which has put together its used-car business under the brand name “H-PROMISE” globally. Earlier known as “Hyundai Advantage”, H-...

GM’s May Barra testifies in US

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the United States, investigating the GM ignition switch recall. “The issues raised in t...

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Defence minister inaugurates Defexpo-2012

Showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination fo

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

Largest deal ever for Volvo Buses in Colômbia

Volvo Bus Latin America has recently sold 688 bus chassis to the capital of Colômbia, Bogotá. It's t

Maruti Suzuki wins National Safety Award

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has won the prestigious National Safety Award for the year 2009

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the prestigious National Safety Awards 2011, for its various safety

EU makes ESP mandatory for vehicles

From 1st November 2011, all new car and light commercial vehicle models in the EU must be equipped

Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari is no more

“Today is a sad day for Ferrari. We lost a friend, a travel companion, a man who had his name

Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres honoured

Onkar S. Kanwar inducted into Tire Industry Association's Hall of Fame, US

Mahindra unveils new brand position - ‘Rise’

Mahindra Group has announced a new brand position - Rise

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the ‘Gujarat State Safety Awards 2010’

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t

Yamaha’s safety initiative

NEW DELHI: After conducting its Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) training events in Chennai, Pune a

Analysing traffic accidents

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




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