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Daimler testing platooning in Japan

Daimler testing platooning in Japan

After testing the electronic connection of trucks (truck platooning) in Europe and the US, Daimler Trucks now also operates in so-called platoons with its Asian brand FUSO. During these tests, a heavy-duty FUSO Super Great operates electronically connected and semi autonomous in a platoon with trucks of other Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturers. These test drives

Hyundai Introduces 1.4 L Petrol Engine in the Super Sedan Next Gen VERNA

Perfect combination of Performance and Fuel Efficiency New Delhi, 10 January, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest passenger car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception today introduced two new variants with 1.4 L New Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine in the Next Gen VERNA. Launched in August 2017, the Next

Automotive Testing Expo 2018 Goes Live

With an aim to showcase new technologies in testing for the auto industry, Automotive Testing Expo 2018 opened this morning at Chennai Trade Centre. The three-day exposition is once again presenting latest technologies in NVH measurements, crash testing tools, durability assessment, objective dynamic tools, PowerTrain development systems and such things. Organised by UKi Media &

Deva passes away

R C Devakumar, 51, Head Marketing, AutoParts Asia (APA) passed away due to massive cardiac arrest on Monday ( October 2, 2017 ) morning. He hails from Muthaloor in Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu, India. Deva, as he was popularly called, was instrumental in making AutoParts Asia a big success in a very short span

Rust – A Common Quality Issue Of Two-wheelers In India

India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world with the sale of 17 million bikes and scooters in 2016-17. The Two-wheeler quality has phenomenally improved since the entry of the Japanese manufacturers Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha in India from the mid-80’s. The home-grown two-wheeler leaders also improved their product quality. Rust has been a

ATRC 2017 takes off with over 200 participants

The fourth Asian Tyre and Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017) started off on a positive thrust on sustainable growth. Over 200 delegates attended the opening day event at Hyatt Regency in Chennai, India. Satish Sharma, ATMA Chairman, and President – APMEA, Apollo Tyres, inaugurated the two-day conference. In his keynote address Sharma emphasised the need for

DICV Head To Be One Of The Distinguished Speakers at ATRC 2017

The fourth Asian Tyre & Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017) has lined up a high profile league of industry leaders as speakers, including Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV). Nesselhauf will be among the Distinguished Speakers in the Inaugural Session of the conference on the morning of June

TVS Srichakra MD – Shobhana Ramachandhran honoured as the Best CEO

Ms. Shobhana Ramachandhran – Managing Director (MD), TVS Srichakra Ltd., has been bestowed with the Best CEO Award 2016 in the Auto Ancillary category by Business Today. She received the award from Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad – Union Minister of Law, Justice and Information Technology, Govt. of India, at the BT Best CEO Awards ceremony held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi on December 17th , 2016.