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Visteon’s OpenAir to be featured on 2015 Asian vehicle line

Visteon Corporation has been awarded the first production program for its OpenAir I1.1 infotainment product by an Asia-based vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle line is expected to launch in the second half of 2015, targeted for Southeast Asia, South Africa, South America, Middle Eastern and East European markets. Visteon’s OpenAir I1.1 entry-level infotainment product provides flexible in-vehicle connectivity and an advanced[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 Globescan, Web Exclusive

Interim Budget Highlights

The Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the Interim Budget this morning. During the presentation he said the government has managed to contain both the fiscal deficit and the current account deficit besides, keeping them below target. With general elections around the corner the minister was careful in his speech and focused primarily to pacify the auto industry.  Following are the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 Uncategorized, Web Exclusive
Akanobu-Ito-president-CEO-and-representative-director-Honda-Motor-Company, Japan, unveils the new Activa 125

Honda Motorcycles to setup new plant in Gujarat

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) plans to set up its fourth manufacturing plant in India in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with an investment of Rs 1,100 crore. The new plant will be on stream by the second half of 2015 and will have an initial capacity of 1.8 million units annually. HMSI currently has three plants in Haryana, Rajasthan and Karnataka.[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 Web Exclusive

Eco-friendly auto from Lohia

Lohia Auto Industries has launched ‘Humrahi,’ an eco-friendly electric rickshaw (e-rickshaw) for passengers and cargo, at the Auto Expo 2014. Coming in a choice of attractive colors, custom fittings and exceptional finish, these e-rickshaws are equipped with special EV-grade batteries. It can accommodate four passengers, is low on maintenance, cost effective and easy to operate. Priced between Rs 1 lakh to Rs[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 Web Exclusive
Suzuki Motorcycle rides on new technology

Suzuki Motorcycle rides on new technology

In an bid to grow aggressively Suzuki Motorcylce India Ltd (SMIL) is banking on its new technology – SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) that increases fuel efficiency without compromising power and performance. The company has developed this new cutting-edge technology by reducing all mechanical losses, with efficient design of every component and attention to detail in the manufacturing process. At the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 Web Exclusive
Union Minister of Heavy Industry & PE, Praful Patel lighting the lamp at Inaugural Session

Despite downturn Indian Auto market poised for Long term growth

The Indian auto market has a bright future in spite of the unprecedented prolonged phase of recession being witnessed currently. This was the message that emerged in no uncertain terms from the deliberations of Auto Summit 2014, organized by FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations) on 7th & 8th February 2014 in Delhi. Speaking as the chief guest at the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2014 Web Exclusive

ANSYS and NVIDIA deliver first commercial GPU-accelerated fluid dynamics solver

ANSYS users can now leverage NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (NGPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and swiftly handle large, complex simulation of multiphysics models. Available with ANSYS Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver broadens support for NGPUs across the ANSYS simulation portfolio. Complex CFD simulations can be accelerated, especially when paired with new,[Read More…]

by February 15, 2014 Web Exclusive

Digitalisation to dominate in new car sales leads – Frost & Sullivan

High real-estate costs, expensive resources, and need for innovation to stay afloat have compelled many automotive dealerships to shrink store space by about 20 percent and resort to digitisation for interactivity with the customer. The advent of digitisation in car retailing has seen the introduction of innovative sales strategies with both cost reductions and additions in upfront investments. European OEMs[Read More…]

by February 10, 2014 Web Exclusive
Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries Find More Takers with EVs and HEVs says Frost & Sullivan

Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries Find More Takers with EVs and HEVs says Frost & Sullivan

A new study from Frost & Sullivan finds that the lithium-ion battery market is rapidly evolving and is slowly becoming the technology of choice for next generation Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).

by February 3, 2014 Web Exclusive
Electronics to Be the Differentiator in Vehicles of Future: Freescale

Electronics to Be the Differentiator in Vehicles of Future: Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor India, an embedded micro-controller and micro-processor supplier which also makes sensors and analog chips for automotive sector, is pinning its hopes on two-wheelers getting digitally equipped and a better 2014 to wipe-off the memories of not-so-memorable 2013. Freescale believes that going forward electronics on vehicles will become the differentiator in an ever-crowding auto market in India. “Earlier the[Read More…]

by February 3, 2014 Web Exclusive