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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

Sekisui DLJM inaugurates new plant in Chennai

Sekisui DLJM Molding, a joint venture of Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd and Dipty Lal Judge Mal, has inaugurated its third plant plant in India. To cater the needs of Yamaha, the company recently commenced operation of its third plant, which is located at the Yamaha Suppliers Park in Vallam Vadakal, near Chennai. The plant was inaugurated by Takashi Terabayashi, Managing Director,[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 Corporate, News, Uncategorized

Bajaj Auto unveils the new Pulsar RS200

Since its launch in 2001 the Bajaj Pulsar has created, defined and expanded the sports motorcycle market in India. Today, Pulsar sells more than 55,000 units every month in the domestic sports motorcycle market with a market share of 43% making it India’s no.1 Sports bike for 14 years in a row. Bajaj R&D has constantly innovated to ensure that[Read More…]

by March 29, 2015 OEM, Uncategorized

First Milestone

As we go to press, the Budget papers are still outside the briefcase that Finance Minister Arun Jaitely would carry, to present the Budget to Parliament. However, the Minister would have presented the financial document by the time you have read this column. Till the last minute, the auto industry was hoping to get some reasonable sops to augment the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 Uncategorized

Bosch makes parking easier and more convenient

Cars also automatically identify and report available parking spaces Real-time parking map shortens nerve-wracking search Stress-free search for parking spaces in downtown areas and parking garages Today, looking for a place to park is often a time-consuming and frustrating process. In the future, Bosch sensors – installed on the road’s surface and in passing cars – will automatically identify and[Read More…]

by February 15, 2015 Uncategorized
BorgWarner Receives 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM India

BorgWarner Receives 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM India

BorgWarner’s manufacturing plant in Manesar, India, was presented with a 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from GM India. The award recognizes top-performing suppliers that meet or exceed GM’s stringent quality criteria for timely delivery, high-quality products, smooth production processes and maintaining quality systems such as ISO/TS16949. “At BorgWarner, we are driven to improve fuel economy, emissions and performance for vehicles[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 Corporate, Short Takes, Uncategorized, Web Exclusive

Air Liquide completes the construction of the first public-use hydrogen filling stations in Nagoya and Toyota

Air Liquide held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City, respectively. They will make it possible to fill Fuel[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Uncategorized
Alucast 2014 focuses on lightweighting technologies

Alucast 2014 focuses on lightweighting technologies

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS The biennial edition of Alucast 2014, which recently concluded at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, has emerged as a perfect convergence platform for numerous stakeholders across the aluminium die casting industry, attracting more exhibitors and visitors from across the globe. Organised by The Aluminium Casters’ Association of India and produced by NuernbergMesse India, the theme of[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Uncategorized
Yokohama India starts commercial production at its India plant

Yokohama India starts commercial production at its India plant

Yokohama India, the fully-owned Indian arm of Yokohama Rubber Corporation, today inaugurated the first phase of commercial production at its India plant. The plant, based in Bahudargarh in Haryana, is the company’s first production unit in the country. Trial production at the plant had started in February this year. Spread across an area of nearly 25 acres, the plant will have a[Read More…]

Visteon: Vehicle Cockpit Concept allows drivers to operate controls through eye movement

Visteon: Vehicle Cockpit Concept allows drivers to operate controls through eye movement

Visteon’s HMeye cockpit concept uses eye gaze, head direction and image attribute tracking to make vehicle control selections Visteon Corporation recently unveiled an automotive cockpit concept demonstrating how drivers can select certain controls through eye movement and head direction. Hidden eye-tracking cameras capture this data to deliver an advanced human-machine interaction (HMI). This concept has received interest from auto manufacturers[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 Uncategorized