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Deva passes away

Deva passes away

R C Devakumar, 51, Head Marketing, AutoParts Asia (APA) passed away due to massive cardiac arrest on Monday ( October 2, 2017 ) morning. He hails from Muthaloor in Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu, India. Deva, as he was popularly called, was instrumental in making AutoParts Asia a big success in a very short span

Rust – A Common Quality Issue Of Two-wheelers In India

India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world with the sale of 17 million bikes and scooters in 2016-17. The Two-wheeler quality has phenomenally improved since the entry of the Japanese manufacturers Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha in India from the mid-80’s. The home-grown two-wheeler leaders also improved their product quality. Rust has been a

ATRC 2017 takes off with over 200 participants

The fourth Asian Tyre and Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017) started off on a positive thrust on sustainable growth. Over 200 delegates attended the opening day event at Hyatt Regency in Chennai, India. Satish Sharma, ATMA Chairman, and President – APMEA, Apollo Tyres, inaugurated the two-day conference. In his keynote address Sharma emphasised the need for

DICV Head To Be One Of The Distinguished Speakers at ATRC 2017

The fourth Asian Tyre & Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017) has lined up a high profile league of industry leaders as speakers, including Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV). Nesselhauf will be among the Distinguished Speakers in the Inaugural Session of the conference on the morning of June

TVS Srichakra MD – Shobhana Ramachandhran honoured as the Best CEO

Ms. Shobhana Ramachandhran – Managing Director (MD), TVS Srichakra Ltd., has been bestowed with the Best CEO Award 2016 in the Auto Ancillary category by Business Today. She received the award from Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad – Union Minister of Law, Justice and Information Technology, Govt. of India, at the BT Best CEO Awards ceremony held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi on December 17th , 2016.

Visteon to Debut Next-Generation Vehicle Infotainment Platform and Showcase Latest Cockpit Electronics Technology at CES® 2017

Visteon Corporation – a technology leader at the epicenter of the fast-growing automotive cockpit electronics segment – will showcase its latest innovations for the connected car and beyond at CES® 2017 Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. This will be Visteon’s 18th year at CES – one of the longest participation levels of any automotive technology

Continental Launches First Voice-and Location-Based Social Networking Application at CES 2017

International technology company Continental is debuting its VoicR™ application at CES 2017. The app, which will be exclusively available to attendees through an access code, transforms the 40-year-old analog CB (citizens band) radio communication technology into a real-time, ad hoc voice-and location-based digital social network. Using an “Internet of Everything” (IoE) style publication and subscription

Lawrence E. Dewey to retire as Chairman and CEO of Allison Transmission in May 2018

The board of directors for Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today announced that it has entered into a new employment agreement with Chairman and CEO Lawrence E. Dewey. The agreement runs through May 31, 2018 at which time Dewey, currently 60 years old, intends to retire. The board will consider both internal and external

Collaborations with Technology Providers Offer European Automotive OEMs New Growth Opportunities

Improvements in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) sensors are driving automation features in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicles. By collaborating with leading technology providers in the autonomous driving space, OEMs have an opportunity to transform into mobility service providers and introduce levels 4 and 5 autonomous cars earlier than expected. With several suppliers already at