Articles by: Bhargav S

SIAM Holds SAFE Convention on Road Safety

Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE), a SIAM initiative in association with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Department, Government of Karnataka and All India Federation of Motor Vehicle Department organised its annual convention today in Bangalore. This year’s theme set the thrust on ‘’Road Safety: Bringing Policy & Practice Together’’ to share the best practices adopted by[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 News, Web Exclusive

Robert Bosch Automotive and IBM create engineering platform

IBM and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a collaborative partnership to create a new, data-driven model to more efficiently and accurately develop intelligent, interconnected automotive products. Built on open standards and IBM design tools, the continuous engineering software platform can quickly scale to thousands of partners, clients, engineers and technicians. By engaging all relevant stakeholders in the automotive supply chain and[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Bosch opens new plant in Cluj, Romania

Bosch has opened its second automotive technology manufacturing plant in Romania. The new location in Cluj will produce electronic components and control units for the European automotive industry. These components are used in driver assistance, safety systems and energy management. In the future, Cluj will also make the electronic heart of Bosch’s eBike drive. The company has invested more than[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 News, Web Exclusive
Continental and Schaeffler Present Innovative Mild Hybrid

Continental and Schaeffler Present Innovative Mild Hybrid

Continental and Schaeffler are taking advantage of the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium to present the Gasoline Technology Car (GTC). The joint GTC project demonstrates how a networked integration of key mild hybrid technologies can cut fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions by an additional 17% in the case of an already highly efficient car with downsized 3-cylinder gasoline[Read More…]

by May 13, 2014 News, Web Exclusive
Apprentices from Volkswagen Academy India build a fire-fighting car for the Pune Plant

Apprentices from Volkswagen Academy India build a fire-fighting car for the Pune Plant

Apprentices undergoing a three-year Dual Apprenticeship course at the Volkswagen Academy India have built a fire-fighting car for the Safety Department of Volkswagen Pune Plant as their final year project. This helped the students gain hands-on experience with various activities involved in building a car. Volkswagen Academy India had started its three-year Dual Apprenticeship Programme at Pune Plant in 2011.[Read More…]

by May 13, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

BorgWarner begins production of Visctronic fan drives in Brazil

BorgWarner has recently begun producing its electronically controlled Visctronic fan drives at its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil. By operating only when needed and precisely controlling the fan speed when engine cooling is required, the drive provides efficient engine cooling as well as improved fuel economy and reduced emissions for trucks, buses and off-highway applications. In addition, it improves driver[Read More…]

by May 13, 2014 News, Web Exclusive
Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has laid the foundation stone for its new bus manufacturing facility in Chennai. The company plans to invest Rs 425 crore in the new factory with an installed capacity of 1,500 buses, which can be expanded to 4,000 buses subsequently. The new plant, expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2015, will manufacture[Read More…]

by March 6, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive