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John K Paul re-elected as FADA President

John K Paul re-elected as FADA President

John K Paul, Managing Director of Popular Vehicles and Services Ltd, was unanimously re-elected as the President of Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) for 2017-18 at the 53rd AGM of the association at New Delhi. He is an Engineering Graduate from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut. He was the President of the Kerala Chamber

TUV Rheinland expands in India; invests EUR 2.5 million in Bangalore

TUV Rheinland India has expanded its footprint in India with a new EUR 2.5 million facility at Electronic City in Bangalore. The new purpose-built 14,000 facility makes TUV Rheinland India the first international testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification (TIC) organisation operating in the country to house all of its state-of-the-art laboratories under a

BorgWarner Transfer Case for Range Rover Velar

BorgWarner supplies Jaguar Land Rover with its pre-emptive on-demand transfer case. Already delivering outstanding all-wheel drive (AWD) performance for Jaguar’s XE, XF and F-PACE models, the leading technology will soon be featured in the new Range Rover Velar premium SUV. BorgWarner’s AWD solution offers scalable, high torque capacity as well as high torque transfer accuracy.

Renesas delivers R-Car Reference Package for Android

Advanced semiconductor solutions supplier Renesas Electronics Corporation has delivered the R-Car reference package for Android for Renesas R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs). This will support Android 8.0, the latest Operating System (OS) announced by Google on August 22, 2017. Android 8.0 is the first version of Android OS to include support for functions required in automotive

WABCO Showcases ESCsmart Technology in India

Leading technology supplier, WABCO India Limited along with Tata Motors Limited have launched Electronic Stability Control (ESCsmart) for trucks and buses in Chennai, India. Tata Motors becomes the first OEM to deploy ESCsmart for the Prima range, helping prevent accidents by increasing vehicle stability and safety. Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, introduced

OMRON opens automation centre in Singapore

OMRON Asia Pacific has opened its Automation Center (ATC) in Singapore. The innovation showroom cum research and development (R&D) facility is part of a SGD 13.5 million (USD 10 million) investment in robotics capabilities in Singapore over the next two years and is in line with Singapore’s thrust towards advanced manufacturing. This is OMRON’s ninth

Automechanika Frankfurt To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Next Year

Automechanika Frankfurt, the leading international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. The event will take place from September 11 to 15, 2018. The trade fair organiser will be issuing a special publication for the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt showcasing the history of the event from the time

Srei Equipment Finance and Tata Motors ink MoU

Srei Equipment Finance Limited and Tata Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to finance Tata Motors commercial vehicles with a special focus on construction and mining tippers. The preferred financier agreement (PFA) will allow both Srei and Tata Motors to explore enhanced growth prospects in the heavy-duty tipper truck segment in India. “This

Ford India sells 16,525 vehicles in September 2017

Ford India sold 16,525 vehicles (domestic and exports) in September 2017. Domestic sales stood at 8,769 units, as against 9,018 a year ago. Exports were at 7,756 vehicles compared to 13,572 units last year. Total sales were 22,590 vehicles in September last year. “New model launch planning along with ongoing constraints in supply chain continued