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All-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo rolls out of Chennai plant

All-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo rolls out of Chennai plant

The all new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo rolled out of Chennai plant today. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India and Robert Frittrang, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai were present at the plant.

by March 19, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Automotive Testing Expo 2014 goes live

Automotive Testing Expo 2014 goes live

The third edition of the Automotive Testing Expo 2014 was inaugurated this morning at the Chennai Trade Centre. The three-day event (March 19-21) has participation from 130 leading automotive test equipment manufacturers and test service providers including MTS Systems, Horiba, National Instruments, Automotive Test Systems, AVL and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI. Participants have displayed a variety of[Read More…]

by March 19, 2014 News, Web Exclusive
Volvo Cars inks deal with Infosys, Tech Mahindra to drive IT transformation

Volvo Cars inks deal with Infosys, Tech Mahindra to drive IT transformation

Infosys, India’s second-largest Information Technology company, has signed a multi-year deal with Volvo Cars to provide application development services for its global operations. Infosys will develop applications to support multiple domains including marketing and sales, customer service, manufacturing, product development, and corporate functions. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Volvo Cars in their strategic journey. We will be a[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Cooper Corporation exports 10 KVA – 200 KVA gensets to Saudi Arabia

Cooper Corporation exports 10 KVA – 200 KVA gensets to Saudi Arabia

Engine major Cooper Corporation has exported its first batch of ‘Cooper ECOPACK’ diesel generators to Saudi Arabia. The genset provides customised voltage and frequency power to meet the specific requirements of the country. The output frequency of a generator is one of the crucial parameters that determine the generator’s rating. Cooper ECOPACK genset meets the Saudi Arabia frequency rating of[Read More…]

Toyota Kirloskar suspends production due to labour unrest

 Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has suspended production at its two manufacturing facilities in Bidadi industrial area near Bangalore with effect from Sunday, March 16. The company in a statement said that it has locked out the plants since Sunday after the failure of talks between the management and the workers union over wage negotiation followed by labour unrest in the factory premises. This has resulted in[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
NEIL launches PreSet hub

NEIL launches PreSet hub

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEIL), part of the CK Birla Group, has launched PreSet hub assemblies for heavy commercial vehicles. The company that makes bearings under the NBC brand has established a technical collaboration with ConMet for the preset technology that results in lower maintenance costs and improved vehicle performance. ConMet, part of Amsted group, USA specialises in the development[Read More…]

Bosch puts autopilot on road to reduce accidents

Bosch puts autopilot on road to reduce accidents

In the coming years, the automobile will undergo major changes with the traffic of the future being electric, automated, and connected, said Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management. During his presentation at ‘Automotive and Engine Technology,’ the 14th Stuttgart International Symposium, he said, automated driving can drastically reduce the number of accidents, and thus significantly increase[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Continental Focuses on LED Innovations

Headlights featuring LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the sole luminous source are currently taking our roads by storm. Used so far in the exterior lighting primarily for daytime running lights, tail lights, indicators and the like, LEDs now provide sufficient luminosity to function as low-beam or high-beam lights as well in irradiating the vehicle surroundings. They require, however complex control electronics[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
V Sumantran

Sumantran quits Hinduja Automotive

V Sumantran, one of the noted figures in automotive world, has stepped down as vice-chairman from the board of Hinduja Automotive and Ashok Leyland. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Ashok Leyland held on March 13, 2014, the resignation of Sumantran who is serving as non-executive vice chairman of the company, was accepted. His resignation will be[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
The Bosch SMG 180/120 is a compact powerhouse for use in electrical powertrains. The electric motor weighs only 32 kilos and fits inside a typical school backpack.

Bosch market outlook

Dr. Rolf Bulander: “We are seeing a sea-change in North America” – engines are becoming smaller, and efficiency ever more important  Dr. Rolf Bulander: “Electric cars are about the wow factor, not pure economics” Gasoline direct injection saves fuel yet delivers high torque and agility in every vehicle class Big-block and V8 are not the only engines – American attitudes[Read More…]