Articles by: Bhargav S

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
Apollo Tyres to set up design studio in Chennai

Apollo Tyres to set up design studio in Chennai

Story by: Sricharan R Future sustainability of road transportation will require substantial improvement in the efficient use of energy by vehicles. As new technologies are being deployed to reduce total vehicle energy consumption, the contribution of tyre design is playing a major role. Shaping a tyre tread is an endeavour in balance between engineering and appearance. In brief, a tyre[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News

Gordon Murray bets big on affordable iStream technology for significant weight reduction

Story by: Bhargav TS The global automotive industry is facing challenges in several key areas, including energy, emissions, safety, and affordability. Lightweighting is an important and strategic method to deal with all of them. Minimising vehicle weight requires a systems-engineering design optimisation and iteration process that combine material properties and manufacturing processes to meet product requirements at the lowest mass[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story

HBM offers eDrive testing for 6-phase machines

ACI Bureau HBM Test and Measurement (HBM) complements its ‘HBM eDrive Testing’ enhanced power analyser with additional functions for testing 6-phase machines. This integrated solution enables torque, electrical quantities, temperatures, CAN bus, and other signals to be measured in an extended range of applications. ‘HBM eDrive Testing’ is a custom measurement system for testing inverter-fed electrical machines. Unlike conventional power[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News

Programmes under way to align with new disruptions: Dinesh Tyagi

ICAT was setup under the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure project (NATRiP). It is one of the most significant initiatives in the automotive sector under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The NATRiP project was setup to build several R&D and infrastructure projects in the country at several locations representing unique collaborative efforts by the Government of[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News
MTS System Corporation plans big for the Indian market

MTS System Corporation plans big for the Indian market

Story by: Sricharan R MTS Systems Corporation (MTS), a global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors, plans to expand in India following the new norms and trends coming up in the market. The company provides test and measurement solutions to determine the performance and reliability of vehicles, aircraft, civil structures, biomedical materials and devices and raw materials. The[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Cover Story, News