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Innovation Challenges IC Engines Development

Innovation Challenges IC Engines Development

The automotive industry continues to be beset with challenges from various aspects, including environmental regulations, fuel efficiency, value enrichment and also innovation. The automobile manufacturers, who vehemently field latest models and variants, are slow to launch new engines. They use a proven engine not only for passenger cars but also for utility vehicles. Developments in

The New Driving Dangers – Selfies, Video Calls . . .

New research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) reveals the shocking extent to which drivers use their phones and tablets to take selfies, make video calls and watch videos while driving. The findings come from research commissioned this month exclusively by the IAM, which asked 500 drivers how they use their smartphones and tablets

Spark Minda in ASEAN – A Daring Step and Dazzling Results

By T Murrali A strategic and daring decision by Spark Minda of the Ashok Minda Group to set up a green field manufacturing facility in Indonesia a decade ago has produced amzing results. This state-of-the art facility is its manufacturing hub for the fast expanding ASEAN market. Now the Spark Minda Group has emerged as

Gold Seal-Saargummi Banks On Innovative Localisation

Continuing its intent to pursue technological innovation and excellence, and showcase its ability to go beyond the expectations of the very exacting OEM clients like Ford, Gold Seal- Saargummi India Private Limited, a joint venture of Gold Seal Engineering Products of Mumbai and CQLT Saargummi of Germany, has commissioned its greenfield sealings plant recently at

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Google To Release Driverless Car Accident Reports

Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to release the reports of accidents involving its driverless cars that have been filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles and to commit to making public all future driverless car accident reports. “It is important that the public know what happened,” wrote John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy

Honda 2Wheelers annual production capacity to reach 6.4 million by 2016

Entails fresh investment worth INR 585 crore in Honda’s Narsapura plant in Karnataka Additional capacity of 6 lac units to be operational before the end of 2016 Honda’s combined annual production capacity to reach 6.4 million units before end of 2016   Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., (HMSI) the 100% subsidiary of Honda

ZF sales, earnings scale new heights

Germany-based technology company ZF Friedrichshafen AG recorded sales of EUR 18.4 billion in 2014, up nine per cent compared to 2013. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) at EUR 1.1 billion increased, well above the industry average, to 36 per cent. Presenting the annual financial statements in Stuttgart on Tuesday, ZF’s CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer,

Continental Achieves Targets and Anticipates Sales of Around €37.5 Billion in 2015

The Continental Corporation achieved its annual targets in 2014 while also fulfilling several long-term objectives. As a technology leader the company generated sales of €34.5 billion as targeted and achieved an adjusted margin of 11.3 percent. The return on capital employed (ROCE) came to exactly 20 percent in 2014, thus having risen for the fifth