Articles by: Bhargav S

Maruti Suzuki debuts world’s smallest diesel engine

Maruti Suzuki debuts world’s smallest diesel engine

The launch of Celerio Diesel underscores Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to stay ahead of the competition. Text: Anirudh Raheja Maruti Suzuki launched its small car Celerio an year ago and became the first car to offer an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), albeit on the petrol version, the Celerio helped its maker to strengthen its leadership position. Since Febrauary 2014 the market[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 Corporate
“Sense, Plan, Act comprises integrated active and passive safety technologies that save lives and enhances vehicle dynamics”

“Sense, Plan, Act comprises integrated active and passive safety technologies that save lives and enhances vehicle dynamics”

Continental Automotive Components India (P) Limited develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately Euro 34.5 billion with its 5 divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyre, and ContiTech. Continental[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 Interview
Top Technologies Enabling the Internet of Vehicles

Top Technologies Enabling the Internet of Vehicles

By Michael Hurston Broadcom Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales Fifty years ago, Gordon E. Moore predicted that “the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit will double approximately every two years.” Today, up to two billion transistors fit on the same size die that Moore said might hold thousands. After more than 50 years of exponential silicon growth, the[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 By Invitation
“Demand for castings may grow three-folds in next 10 years”

“Demand for castings may grow three-folds in next 10 years”

The Indian foundry industry produces various types of metal castings and cast components for applications in power, automotive, defense, railways, machine tools, agro machinery, tractor industry, earth moving and mining machinery, electrical machinery, oil and natural gas, etc. It is also instrumental in helping make vehicles lighter in weight. It generates revenue of USD 18 billion with exports of over USD 2 billion,[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 Interview
Bosch making emergency braking responsive, not reflexive

Bosch making emergency braking responsive, not reflexive

As a new safety measure in cars, Bosch has introduced a new emergency braking system that works with a stereo video camera so that action can be initiated even if the driver’s response is not as quick. Text: Leon Martin Ray Many a time, and this is especially true in India where driving is rather maniacal and the rules pretty[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 Cover Story
“Sense, Plan, Act comprises integrated active and passive safety technologies that save lives and enhances vehicle dynamics”

“Sense, Plan, Act comprises integrated active and passive safety technologies that save lives and enhances vehicle dynamics”

Continental Automotive Components India (P) Limited develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately Euro 34.5 billion with its 5 divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyre, and ContiTech. Continental[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 Cover Story
Safety systems that meet the costs

Safety systems that meet the costs

The need for safety systems and related technologies have a new brief to care for, and it is termed as costs. Text: Bhargav TS & Bhushan Mhapralkar The definition of safety has been shifting throughout the life of auto industry world over and India is no exception to it. Concern for automotive safety despite the strong control of the government[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 Cover Story
Renault unveiled its trump card ‘Kwid’ for the mass market

Renault unveiled its trump card ‘Kwid’ for the mass market

Text : Bhargav TS The compact hatchback segment in India is so far dominated by Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, who enjoyed the sweet spot with their flagship models Alto and Santro. Now, the French automaker Renault is ready to compete with the established players by offering its latest compact hatchback Kwid, which was globally unveiled in Chennai recently. The new[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 OEM, Uncategorized
Daimler India inaugurates all-new bus manufacturing facility

Daimler India inaugurates all-new bus manufacturing facility

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) the 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, has unveiled its second wave of products with the inauguration of bus manufacturing plant, which is located within the premises of DICV’s Chennai plant. The company will be producing the buses under Mercedes-Benz and BharatBenz brands for the domestic market and will be exporting Mercedes-Benz[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 News, OEM
BMW India localises critical components; ups localisation by 50%

BMW India localises critical components; ups localisation by 50%

Text & Photo: Bhargav TS German luxury carmaker BMW has increased the level of localisation in its cars assembled at the Chennai plant by 50%. By increasing the local content the company intent to stay stronger in India by passing the cost advantage to its customers. To highlight the localisation strategy, BMW India invited Sachin Tendulkar to the Chennai plant,[Read More…]

by May 28, 2015 OEM