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ZF To Develop Software For Future Mobility, Plans Tech Centre In India

ZF To Develop Software For Future Mobility, Plans Tech Centre In India

ZF, the leading global automotive system supplier for the automotive industry, is strengthening its position by developing key technologies for autonomous driving, enhancing safety and efficiency. From 2020, about 2,500 engineers will reinforce ZF’s global engineering network in software development to enhance the intelligence of vehicle electronic control units. For this ZF will construct a

Ashok Leyland Explores Export Markets With New Products

With the Ras al-Khaimah Investment Authority, Ashok Leylkand has set up a state-of-the-art facility to manufacture 2,000 vehicles of international quality annually. Strategically located, this plant feeds the growing demands of the GCC and African markets. Rajive Saharia, President, Global Sales and Distribution, Ashok Leyland, spoke to T Murrali of AutoParts Asia about the export

Catalytic Converters Need Scale-Up To Meet Regulatory Standards

By Louis Rumao Pollutants from internal combustion engines have undesirable effect on air quality, environment, and consequently, on human health. Technologies like fuel-efficient engine design, superior tuning of the combustion process, fuel pre-treatment, or alternative fuels etc. are useful in reducing exhaust emissions. But a catalytic converter is found to be the best option to

Innovation Incredible

By T Murrali The automotive components industry has been following the growth pattern of its mother industry, the vehicles sector. Since a decade, the suppliers have been involved in developing modules and systems for the vehicle manufacturers. A successful industrial evolution of the suppliers in future will be possible by contributing creatively to the emerging

Changing Landscape Of Automotive Design

By T Murrali The aesthetics, form and functionality of a vehicle is born in the limitless and shapeless human imagination. They are unfolded in the exterior and interior design and colour and trim of vehicles – car, bus, van, truck, scooter or motorcycle. As the imagination, aided by the mind and senses, is ever dynamic

Positive Trends Drive Automotive Industry

The automotive industry as a whole is expected to move up in the current financial year (2016-17). Growth is expected to be in almost all the segments of the industry. This positive trend was identified by a ‘Business Sentiment Survey 2017,’ conducted by ETAuto.  The attempt was to understand how the automotive industry stakeholders view