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This Indian OEM spends Rs 150 million for automated driving tests

This Indian OEM spends Rs 150 million for automated driving tests

India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is keen on setting up automated driving test centres. The OEM will construct 12 state-of-the-art such test centres in the country’s capital New Delhi by investing Rs 150 million. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Department of Transport, NCT of Delhi and Maruti in this regard.

Honda two-wheelers has a special South Indian connection

It seems people in South India embrace Honda when it comes to two-wheelers. In a matter of just 16 years, the sales of Honda two-wheelers have crossed 10 million mark in five states-Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana-in South India. Honda Activa is the preferred brand as every second two-wheeler sold in South

Aston Martin applies Zircotec ceramic exhaust coating

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows edition is equipped with the ceramic coating from specialist heat management company Zircotec Group to treat the exhaust tailpipes of the limited-run vehicle. The coating was applied using an automated process, which ensures a high quality, consistent finish. Its automated capabilities allow the company to cater for large

WABCO India’s Mahindra World City Plant wins awards

WABCO India has received the Future Ready Factory Award for its Mahindra World City in the auto ancillary sector based on its plant’s operational performance and business results. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan launched the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 14 years ago and has partnered with more than 600 manufacturing companies in India to enhance

Tata sells two million Ace trucks

The Tata Ace has crossed the milestone of two million vehicle sales in 12 years. Introduced in 2005, Tata Ace introduced the concept of mini-truck in India. “Leading the market with a 65% market share, the Tata Ace has proven to be the most versatile small commercial vehicle in the industry. From catering to the

Ford, HMDA sign MoU to explore digital mobility solutions in Hyderabad, India

Ford and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assess the feasibility of a common digital mobility solution for commuters in Hyderabad, India. Ford will then work with HDMA to design tech-based mobility solutions to improve the commuter experience, and that will optimize efficiency for transport operators, as well as

Continental to display new battery charging systems for EVs at CES

Continental will be demonstrating two new battery charging systems for electric vehicles (EV) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 9 to 12, 2018 in Las Vegas the US. The automatic wireless charging system transfers charging power inductively, hence drivers no longer have to grapple with a cable. This system is accompanied by a

Ashok Leyland opens West African HQ in Ivory Coast

Ashok Leyland has inaugurated its West African Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It comprises of the Regional Marketing Office, Genuine SpareParts Warehouse (Leyparts), Training Centre and 12 fully-equipped Workshop Bays. The company also unveiled four new left-hand driven vehicles- Captain, Boss, Hawk and Mitr- in the country. Amadou Kone, Minister of Transport in Ivory Coast,

ACT Summit discusses digitisation in auto component industry

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has conducted the third edition of ACT (ACMA Centre for Technology) Summit, with the theme ‘Digitizing Auto Component Industry in India- Creating Smart Factories, in Pune, India on December 8-9, 2017. Over 1,000 delegates from the Automobile and Component Industry, Academia and Government have attended the event.