Apollo Tyres crosses Rs 1000 crore annual net profit

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd has approved the company’s audited financial results for the 4th quarter (January to March) and the financial year 2013-14. Consolidated annual revenues, across operations in Asia, Africa and Europe, increased 4% to reach Rs 133 billion (or Rs 13310 crore). During the same period the net profit for the company surged 64% to[Read More…]

by May 17, 2014 News, Web Exclusive

Former Ricardo Director Joins Dearman Engine Company

The Dearman Engine Company is strengthening its team as it prepares for its liquid air engine to begin on-vehicle testing, with the recruitment of Nick Owen to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Owen is currently with E4tech (UK) Ltd, a leading industry and government consultancy, and will join Dearman at the start of June. Owen has worked at E4tech for[Read More…]

by May 17, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

WABCO Inaugurates Application Engineering Centre in Pune

WABCO India has opened an Application Engineering Centre in Pune, which will have engineers jointly working with global commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers in India to develop customised products and solutions. The new Application Engineering Centre will include both application and test engineers to provide support to its broad customer band. The Pune centre is the second of its kind for[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 News, Web Exclusive

Continental Presents New Systems

Continental is presenting new systems for driver assistance and vehicle connectivity in city traffic at the midterm event of the research initiative UR:BAN (Urban Space: User oriented assistance systems and network management), which is taking place at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Braunschweig. The systems are intended to support drivers and increase safety in dense city traffic, while allowing[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Visteon’s new virtual touch screen

A new automotive cockpit concept from Visteon Corporation demonstrates that futuristic-sounding advancements such as 3-D gesture recognition are closer to reality than one might imagine. The Horizon cockpit concept, which Visteon has been demonstrating to global vehicle manufacturers, blends three emerging technologies to transform the way a driver controls features such as interior temperature, audio and navigation. “The Horizon cockpit concept[Read More…]

Continental introduces 5 inch TFT display

Continental has introduced the 5 inch TFT (thin film transistor) display technology for the commercial vehicle segment in India. Displays using TFT technology are already the norm in vehicle cockpits. With Continental, this successful product now enters the CV market, marking a new chapter in the company’s history. TFT technology is becoming increasingly appealing to commercial vehicle manufacturers worldwide, with[Read More…]

Wagner Brake Engineers explain transition to low- and zero-copper brake pads

Automotive service providers and other aftermarket professionals can learn more about the industry’s transition to low- and zero-copper brake pads through a brief technical video now available on the Wagner Brake brand’s website, Wagner Brake leads the industry’s rapid transition to low-copper technology and provides a full line of highly advanced ceramic disc brake pads that comply with 2021[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

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