Special Report articles

Efficiency Has Its Price

Efficiency Has Its Price

By Michael Karl : Modern motors are consuming less and less fuel, but are ever more sensitive to the wrong oil and bad fuel. Reducing the pollution load of their vehicles is one of the central goals of the car manufacturers. With combustion motors, the technology is so advanced, that no more major leaps in

Self-Driving Cars: How Soon Is Now?

By Stephanie Brinley : One of the hottest subjects of discussion in the automotive industry has been the autonomous or self-driving car. When will it arrive, who is investing in, acquiring and developing the necessary technology, and who is making progress in testing systems. The automotive and technology teams at IHS Markit, the automotive industry’s

German Companies Turn Industrie 4.0 Into Reality

By Rajesh Nath(Managing Director, VDMA India): The term `Industrie 4.0’ was first presented to the general public at the Hannover Messe 2011. Industrie 4.0 refers to a fourth industrial revolution (following water/steam power, mass production, and automation through IT and robotics) and introduces the concept of `cyber-physical systems’ to differentiate this new evolutionary phase from

Transition Towards New Mobility Offers New Opportunities

By Kalyan Varma (Vice President,Products, TUV Rheinland India): Industry 4.0, which is the roadmap for automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, revolves around the three key components of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing. As a leading provider of technical services worldwide, the Cologne-headquartered TÜV Rheinland, is the certification body

Hella Brings Tomorrow’s Technology For Life Today

By Rama Shankar Pandey (Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd):  The Indian economy grew 7.6 percent in FY 2016, and managed a growth of 7.1 percent during the first half of FY 2017 despite a subdued global economic scenario. With the current focus on ‘Make in India’, and an overall positive sentiment in the area

Seamless Mobility

By Ralph Lauxmann and Andree Hohnn: Different types of automated driving complement one another to create the seamless mobility of tomorrow There are four main global drivers that require the innovative engagement of the automotive industry and, with it, the large technology suppliers: The vision of accident-free driving, air quality problems, irritation over time lost

Business Disruption Through Superior Value Propositions

By Srinivasa Raghavan: In my role in TVS today I straddle between two large businesses. One is TVS dealerships where we sell close to 60,000 new vehicles every year, 12-15 percent of the trucks sold in the country. We have 2.5-3 lakh customers coming to our outlets to service their vehicles every year. We have

ZF Takes The Leap Forward

By Mamatha Chamarthi: With communication technology and robotics now accepted as the norm in many aspects of everyday life, it is no surprise that these technologies also have a huge influence on our transportation systems. Beginning with the introduction of mechanised highway systems in developed nations during the 1980’s, the impetus for the advancement of