Upgrade To Suit Evolving Technology

Hyundai Motor India (HMI) took to technology change way back in 1998. I would say we were perhaps the first to go in terms of product delivery, best-in-class for products and manufacturing; we have also been process-specific. Automation in the body shop started in the 1990s at about 50-60 percent. The point is not just […]

Automotive Industry Must Embrace Digital Revolution

By Sigrid de Vries: The next decade will change the automotive landscape almost beyond recognition. Our industry must rise to the challenge and maintain our world-leading position. Today’s automotive industry is at a turning point: it must embrace the upcoming digital revolution, automated and connected driving, environmental challenges, societal changes and growing globalisation. Our industry […]

Humans Build Mercedes-Benz, Not Machines

By Markus Schäfer: In the history of technology, it appears, the only constant is change itself. But what’s most impressive these days is how fast fundamental changes in our society are taking place. For example, back in 2015, the year AutoParts Asia was launched, you called a taxi when you needed to get from A […]

Telematics Transforms Automotive Industry

By ShamPrasad: The automotive industry has been changing with the emergence of electric mobility, autonomous driving, connectivity, sustainability policies, and consumer preference for car sharing, and ride-hailing services. The automotive market has become highly disruptive and competitive and is developing technologically enhanced products and solutions like the telematics system. Telematics, the intersection of telecommunication and […]

Vehicle Sales Growth Trend May Continue In 2018-19

By APA News Bureau: Most of the automobile industry segments, except passenger vehicles (7.89 percent), reported double-digit growth in domestic sales in 2017-18, according to the recently released report by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Sales of passenger and commercial vehicles, two and three-wheelers hit a new record in the past financial year. […]

Rollr Leverages Telematics, Launches Innovative Products

By ShamPrasad: Telematic solutions provider Rollr, a subsidiary of the auto components manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), has launched Rollr Mini, a plug-and-play device that sends live tracking alerts and car health updates, in line with the increasing demand for telematics devices. Rollr is an IoT and Telematics platform launched by Motherson Invenzen XLab Pvt. […]

Our Focus Will Be To Reduce Testing Time: S Ramanathan

The New Delhi-based Automotive Test Systems (ATS) has been focussing on ‘front-loading’ concept to maximize efficiency and reduce cost and time of testing. Maximizing efficiency is minimizing looping back to fix unanticipated problems during development. Front-loading is the term for building knowledge in an early stage to eliminate any loop back in the development process, […]