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ZF Takes The Leap Forward

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

Innovation In New Mobility Landscape

By Swami Kotagiri: Automotive is one of the most complex and innovative industries in the world. The industry manufactures in high volume, is highly regulated, and the vehicles produced are safety products requiring more lines of code than an airplane. Innovation continues to transform the industry and drives change from vehicle design and manufacturing to

FADA hails the Budget, says it is realistic without frills

Mr Arun Jaitely, Union Finance Minister has adopted a cautious and balanced approach and focussed on long-term growth prospects so far as the Union Budget 2017 is concerned. The automotive sector, which has been reeling under severe slowdown in the wake of demonetisation of high currency notes, was expecting the announcement of immediate relief measures

Fully Autonomous Vehicles Spur LIDAR Sensors Mass Adoption

Cost-effective, high-resolution light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors capable of long-range object detection will be essential for high-to-fully automated driving applications. Demand for 3D mapping and imaging, better overall performance, automated processing of graphic data gathering and self-sufficient sensor with best-in-class performance in low-visibility conditions are factors driving the development and adoption of LIDAR sensors

Auto Component industry margins expand on commodity support despite the weak top line momentum: ICRA

ICRA’s study of 48 publicly listed auto ancillaries reveal commodity linked margin expansion which has eclipsed pain of slow growth for the auto component industry in the current fiscal. The sample of 48 listed companies constitutes around 25% of auto components industry’s turnover. With estimated OE demand growth of 3%-4% in FY16, and a stable

Diesel Technology Forum’s Statement On Clean Diesel Vehicles in the US

The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement regarding clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. The Diesel Technology Forum does not comment on specific cases or circumstances involving individual companies and enforcement actions by the government. However, to the extent that these circumstances have raised questions about diesel technology in general, we offer the following: The