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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye to develop autonomous driving platform

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for global deployment. They together would leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources to enhance the platform’s technology, increase development

Continental’ s VoicR application assists drivers and fleets digitally

Continental has developed VoicR application software to enhance communication for drivers and fleets. Using this software, Taxi drivers can exchange information with other traffic participants via smartphone software and are informed about the traffic situation in advance. Logistics companies can send requests to drivers who still have space on their loading platforms and fleet managers

Wabco bags its single largest order for mBSP from Euope

Wabco Holdings has entered into a new long-term agreement with a European manufacturer of trucks and buses. The company will supply the customer’s vehicle brands with its breakthrough modular braking system platform (mBSP). This contract represents Wabco’s single largest order ever for supply of mBSP technology. Introduced in 2014, mBSP enables vehicle makers to flexibly

Scania goes green in Goa; launches India’s first Euro 6 bio gas bus

Scania India Private Limited has launched India’s first Euro 6 biogas bus and two ethanol buses in association with Kadamba Transport Corporation, Goa. With this launch, Goa becomes the second city in India after Nagpur to introduce ethanol powered buses on its roads. The introduction of Scania’s green buses will go a long way to

Indian automobile production grew by 8.33% in April-July 2017: SIAM

The Indian automobile industry produced a total 9,315,809 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April-July 2017 as against 8,599,803 in April- July 2016, registering a growth of 8.33 per cent over last year. The sale of Passenger Vehicles grew by 7.29 per cent during the period over the

Nissan India launches NissanConnect for enhanced driving experience

Nissan India has launched NissanConnect, an integrated information and communication platform that connects with the customer’s smartphone to provide enhanced driving experience. Nissan Connect transforms the car into a more responsive partner, providing security and convenience. NissanConnect, developed specifically for the Indian market, also enables the customer to be connected to his or her family

BorgWarner’s two-stage turbocharger drives the new JLR

BorgWarner’s award-winning regulated two-stage turbocharging technology boosts the new 2.0-liter I4 diesel engine with 177 kW (240 HP) from Jaguar Land Rover. Initially available for the Range Rover Sport and new Land Rover Discovery SUVs, BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology features a water-cooled compressor housing, offers improved low-end torque and enhances engine performance and efficiency while

Continental develops an innovative wheel and braking concept for EVs

Technology firm Continental has developed  he New Wheel Concept to meet the specific requirements of  electric vehicles. The wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tire. In contrast to conventional wheel brakes, the New Wheel Concept

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