Author Archives: Pramod Thomas

Two new appointments at Kia Motors India

Two new appointments at Kia Motors India

Kia Motors India (KMI) has appointed Yong S Kim and Manohar Bhat as Executive Director and Head of Marketing & Sales respectively. The company said that they will be part of the senior management team and will be instrumental in setting up India operations for marketing and sales. Manohar Bhat, an industry veteran with twenty-five

Volvo XC40 is empowered with BorgWarner AWD Coupling

Volvo’s new compact SUV XC40 is equipped with the latest all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling from BorgWarner. It provides high torque accuracy and distributes torque between the front and rear axle on demand, enhancing handling, traction and stability on nearly all terrains while improving fuel economy. The latest AWD coupling has an integrated electronic control unit

Automotive Testing Expo 2018: A grand success

The Automotive Testing Expo 2018, held at Chennai Trade Centre from January 10 to12, was a big success. More than 130 exhibitors have displayed their latest products that are all improving vehicle reliability, durability, safety and quality. The international show offered exhibitors and visitors an unrivalled opportunity to network with like-minded engineers and R&D chiefs.

WABCO to supply AMT technology to a global OEM

WABCO Holdings has entered into a new long-term agreement to supply its latest automated manual transmission (AMT) valve technology for a European truck and bus manufacturer. The company also provides production and supply chain capabilities that are in close proximity to the customer which plans to produce new gearbox and transmissions. WABCO’s AMT technology enables

Connected Automotive Technologies get a Cyber Security push with this collaboration

Argus Cyber Security and STMicroelectronics have cooperated to ensure the cybersecurity of connected automotive technologies. They have integrated Argus Connectivity Protection with ST’s Telemaco3P automotive microprocessor to detect and block attacks on vehicle telematics units in real-time and prevent them from proliferating to the in-vehicle network. Besides, situational awareness of the cyber health of fleets

Freudenberg Group to display products at Intl. Auto Show

The Freudenberg Group will showcase a broad range of products at the press and supplier day previews during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Senior executives from seven of the company’s business units-Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, Vibracoustic, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Kluber Lubrication, Chem-Trend and VIAM, will host technology previews. “Freudenberg provides

Honda introduces special editions of City, Amaze and WR-V

Honda Cars India has introduced special editions for City, Amaze and WR-V. These include Honda City 20th Anniversary Edition, Honda Amaze Pride Edition and Honda WR-V Edge Edition. The 20th Anniversary Edition of the Honda City celebrates 20 successful years of the model in the Indian market and offers an attractive exterior package that further

Volvo to make history in Singapore in 2019

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019. It will be the first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world by Volvo which has already demonstrated this technology in mining, quarry and refuses collection operations. The 12-metre Volvo 7900 Electric bus

Self-Driving Technology has a new platform from Visteon

Automotive cockpit technology firm Visteon Corporation will unveil its DriveCore autonomous driving platform at CES 2018. The new platform allows automakers to build autonomous driving solutions quickly and in an open collaboration model. DriveCore consists of the hardware, in-vehicle middleware and PC-based software toolset needed to develop machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving applications of

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