Articles by: Bhargav S

TVS launches Kargil edition of StaR City+

TVS Motor Company, manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers, launched the Kargil edition of TVS StaR City+. The rollout of this edition is a tribute to the spirit and attitude of a soldier, which resides in every Indian. The new edition gets its design inspiration from snow peaks, rough terrains and disciplined lives of the soldiers who protect the nation day[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 News, OEM
ZF expands Pune Plant

ZF expands Pune Plant

Four years after its inauguration in 2015, business at ZF Group regional headquarter in Chakan, Pune is growing and requires a next extension step. The current facility with its 16,770 sqm built-up space is fully utilized with  Commercial Vehicle, Car Powertrain and Aftermarket business. By year-end a new production complex with 4,000 sqm will be completed and offers additional space[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 News
Transcending the four walls to embrace the digital disruption

Transcending the four walls to embrace the digital disruption

By: Suresh Komirishetty, CIO of Mercedes-Benz India and Sri Karumbati, Head of technology committee of ACMA, CIO – SSS Group We all are witness to a revolution fueled by intelligent digital technologies. The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation on a scale, not see since its founding. The consumer who necessarily had to own an automobile now has a choice between owning[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 By Invitation, Web Exclusive
CERATIZIT Group continues to invest in India

CERATIZIT Group continues to invest in India

CERATIZIT Group presented its new cutting tool competence unified brand structure for the Indian market for the first time at IMTEX 2019. Over the next few years, under the umbrella of the group, the four competence brands Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK will continue the rapid growth shown in recent years. India is an up-and-coming key market[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 Corporate, News
The Future of Powertrain

The Future of Powertrain

By: Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President, South Asia Pacific & Middle East, ANSYS Inc. What the future holds for automotive powertrains may seem cloudy, but with all the innovations that is happening today, we can say that slowly, yet steadily, the cloud is moving away and we can certainly predict some interesting developments. Automakers are wary of divulging their upcoming[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 By Invitation, News

Concept car A48V makes driving dynamic, more efficient

ACI Bureau Driving dynamically or driving efficiently? This does not need to be a contradiction anymore, as the new concept vehicle A48V from the development service supplier FEV and automotive supplier SEG Automotive. Through 48V mild hybridisation powered by the Boost Recuperation Machine (BRM) from SEG Automotive, driving not only becomes more enjoyable and fun, but also more efficient. “48V[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Corporate, News

Shell brings GMD OX flat-pack truck to India

Story & Photos: Bhargav TS Focusing on bridging the mobility divide in India, Shell has unveiled the world’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck –The OX- an all-terrain vehicle for reaching remote areas. The OX is a simple to maintain truck, suitable for the diverse and rugged Indian terrain of deep sands, steep hills, marshy lands, and steep river banks in hard-to-reach communities[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Corporate, News

India to play key role in future of automotive design, engineering

ACI Bureau The automotive sector with its focus on creating differentiated offerings for global markets and appetite for investments is an attractive industry. However, while cost arbitrage continues to be a key driver for R&D globalisation, there is a pressing need for Indian MNC R&D companies to take on big technology bets to drive innovation. Given India’s vast engineering skills[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Events, News

Continious innovation helps Steelbird International to bring efficient filters

Story by: Gunjan D. Bidani Steelbird International, manufacturers of filters and rubber components has come up with a better performing filter, charged with the improved dust holding capacity. Competing with the global R&D standards, Steelbird’s innovative filter will hold double the amount of dust it held before. As a result, the service interval of the filter has been doubled. The[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News

Major technical changes make Mahindra Blazo X more fuel efficient

Story by: Bhushan Mhapralkar The Blazo X from Mahindra & Mahindra now has better fuel efficiency, higher payload and the ability to offer better productivity and profitability than its previous model Blazo. The company made these achievements through significant changes at the product level. The truck promises 5-7% fuel efficiency gain, in some models it can be 9-10%, owing to[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News